U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, positioned himself not just as US President Donald Trump’s man in Asia, but his closest ally among world leaders, writes William Pesek. Photo: Bloomberg
William Pesek
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William Pesek

Plot thickens for Abe’s third term in Japan

Shinzo Abe is poised to become Japan’s long serving prime minister on Thursday, a chance to fulfil his dream to revise the pacifist constitution. Yet Donald Trump’s trade war and slowing demand may get in the way, writes William Pesek.

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U.S. President Donald Trump, right, shakes hands with Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister, positioned himself not just as US President Donald Trump’s man in Asia, but his closest ally among world leaders, writes William Pesek. Photo: Bloomberg
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