February 15, 2013

Japan's New Regime Off to a Fast Start

Todd Crowell, RealClearWorld

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The new Japanese government of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is less than two months old, but it has already spawned two new buzzwords: “Abenomics” for his new economic policy, and the “Abe Doctrine” for his foreign policy approach to Asia.

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