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Japan should stay true to Abe Shinzo’s vision—up to a point

5 mins | Jul 19, 2022
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The current prime minister should follow Abe’s pragmatism, not his nationalism. The late Abe Shinzo’s significant achievement was reviving Japan as a global force in its own right, but his revisionist tendencies repelled his neighbours and polarised his country. The Economist reflects on how prime minister Kishida Fumio is likely to carry on the path Abe Shinzo charted but much more cautiously.