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.
Sept. 16, 2020 -- Suga becomes Japan's prime minister, forms Cabinet.
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 -- 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 23 -- Tokyo Olympics begin.
Aug. 24 -- Tokyo Paralympics begin.
Aug. 26 -- LDP presidential election set for Sept. 29, ex-Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida announces candidacy.
Sept. 30 -- Suga's term as LDP president expires.
Oct. 21 -- Term of House of Representatives members expires.