In a blow to Suga, Japan’s ruling party loses all three parliamentary by-elections

In a major blow to Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga, Japan’s ruling party lost all three parliamentary by-elections held Sunday. 

The seats from Hokkaido, Nagano and Hiroshima were won by candidates backed by the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan 

“I humbly accept the election results as the judgement by the people,” Suga told reporters Monday. (asterisk)We will further examine the results and correct what needs to be corrected.” 

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