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Shinzo Abe

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Abe’s Other Foreign Policy Priority

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11 February, 2014

The Japanese prime minister has been busy rebuilding his country’s economy and reasserting its territorial rights. He could also be ready to move on the abduction issue with North Korea.

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Abe’s Dilemmas

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30 January, 2014

The Japanese Prime Minister visited the Yasukuni Shrine, knowing full well it would spark outrage from Japan’s neighbours. Why did he do it?

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Abe’s Political Balancing Act

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17 July, 2013

Gerald Wright on why Prime Minister Abe’s political agenda, which includes gaining Japan the right to participate in collective self-defence, hinges on the success of his economic strategy.