December 18, 2012

Abe Should Take Radicalism into Power

Takatoshi Ito, Financial Times

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Having been granted a two-thirds majority in the lower house of the Diet, Japan's parliament, this is redemption time for Mr Abe. His campaign was notable for radical ideas. It is now time to implement them.

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