JAPAN-NOW ABE MUST SET HIS PRIORITIES
Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Wikimedia Commons
The Japan Times-Sept 20
With the re-election of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to a third — and final — three-year term as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, he could remain in office through September 2021, well on course to become Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. His easy win over his sole opponent in the race, former LDP Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, reaffirms his unrivaled grip on power in the party. The LDP-Komeito alliance retains a solid majority in the Diet in the absence of a powerful opposition force. The question now is what agenda Abe will spend his dominant political resources on in the final years of his administration.
First published in: The Japan Times