The True Legacy of Shinzo Abe’s Foreign Policy
Japan and its longtime friends watched the assassination of former Prime Minister Abe Shinzo with shock and concern for his future. Japan’s adversaries see it opportunistically.
The fact that a lone gunman used a homemade weapon to kill Abe at a political rally in the city of Nara is the kind of political violence we haven’t seen in Japan since the early 1960s. assassination raises questions about the killer’s motives, the safety of Japanese society, and, for some, the state of democracy in one of the world’s wealthiest and most stable countries.
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