Haruhiko Kuroda

Governor of the Bank of Japan

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe grins after winning Japan’s October 2017 snap election

GIS Dossier: Shinzo Abe’s Japan

Shinzo Abe is not popular, but this consummate political insider has become just the second prime minister in Japan’s history to win three general elections. He managed this feat by skillfully juggling factions in the dominant Liberal Democratic Party, stirring life into Japan’s stagnant economy, and pledging vigorous leadership in the face of a nuclear-armed Korea. Can Mr. Abe turn around a country widely seen to be in irreversible decline?

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