How Able Is Abe?

Authors: Richard Katz, Senior Editor, The Oriental Economic Report, and Peter Ennis
March/April 2007
Foreign Affairs


Shinzo Abe has had a tough act to follow since succeeding the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi as Japan's prime minister. Abe has already shown himself to be adept in the field of foreign affairs, and Tokyo's influence is likely to increase with him at the helm. But it remains uncertain whether he can keep the momentum going on the reforms needed to stave off economic stagnation.

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