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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Scenarios for the legacy of Shinzo Abe

Shinzo Abe, Japan’s longest-serving prime minister since the end of World War II, has made a huge imprint on his country’s politics, especially through “Abenomics” and his drive to beef up defense capabilities. His eventual successor will have a host of domestic challenges to overcome, including a growing demographic imbalance and structural economic reform. The question is whether the country’s power brokers will allow another strong leader to emerge.

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