December 27, 2012

Japan's Retrograde Cabinet

Korea Times, Korea Times

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When Park Geun-hye was elected president last week, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe promptly and quite rightly sent his congratulations. Unfortunately, Park will find it hard to do the same for Abe, after seeing his Cabinet line-up unveiled Wednesday. Quite frankly, Abe’s first Cabinet is little other than an all-star list of revivalist politicians.

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TAGGED: Korea, South Korea, Japan


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