October 1, 2012

What if Abe Wins in Japan?

Aurelia Mulgan, East Asia Forum

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Abe has already been in the job once before — for just under one year in 2006–07. Not short by Japanese standards, but the manner of his departure left the strong impression that he did not have the necessary physical and mental toughness to withstand the vicissitudes of being prime minister.

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