The following is a chronology of major events related to the Cabinet of Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga who announced his intention Friday not to run in the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election.
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Sept. 16, 2020 -- Suga becomes Japan's prime minister, forms Cabinet.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and his Cabinet members attend a photo session at his office in Tokyo on Sept. 16, 2020. (Kyodo)
Dec. 14 -- Suga announces suspension of "Go To Travel" subsidy program nationwide due to spread of COVID-19.
Jan. 8, 2021 -- Japan's second state of emergency over COVID-19 takes effect in Tokyo and three neighboring prefectures.
Feb. 3 -- Weekly magazine reports wining and dining scandal involving satellite broadcaster where Suga's son works.
Feb. 3 -- Ex-LDP member Anri Kawai resigns as lawmaker over vote-buying in 2019 upper house election.
Feb. 17 -- COVID-19 vaccinations begin in Japan.
April 1 -- Former Justice Minister Katsuyuki Kawai steps down as lawmaker over vote buying scandal involving his wife, Anri Kawai.
April 25 -- Third state of emergency in Tokyo and three western prefectures of Osaka, Kyoto and Hyogo, takes effect.
April 25 -- Suga's Liberal Democratic Party suffers losses in parliamentary elections in Hokkaido, Nagano and Hiroshima constituencies.
June 3 -- Ex-industry minister Isshu Sugawara resigns as lawmaker over money and gift scandal.
July 4 -- LDP and Komeito fail to secure majority in Tokyo metropolitan assembly election.
July 12 -- Fourth state of emergency takes effect in Tokyo.
July 23 -- Tokyo Olympics begin.
Fireworks soar above the National Stadium during the opening ceremony of the Tokyo Olympics on July 23, 2021, in Tokyo. (Kyodo) ==Kyodo
Aug. 13 -- Japan's daily coronavirus infections top record 20,000.
Aug. 22 -- Candidate backed by Suga loses in Yokohama mayoral election.
Aug. 24 -- Tokyo Paralympics begin.
Aug. 26 -- LDP presidential election set for Sept. 29, ex-Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announces candidacy.
Sept. 1 -- Suga denies plan to dissolve lower house soon for general election.
Sept. 3 -- Suga announces intention not to run in LDP presidential election.
Sept. 30 -- Suga's term as LDP president expires.
Oct. 21 -- Term of House of Representatives members expires.