Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and Jean-Claude Junker, president of the European Commission, before talks in Brussels on July 6. Japan and the European Union later announced a broad agreement on a free trade deal. Photo: Kyodo

Why Abe’s Tokyo election debacle may create ripples beyond Japan

William Pesek says a weaker yen as the Japanese prime minister tries to shore up support may spark a currency tussle with China, and invite the ire of Donald Trump. Abe would be wise to tap the momentum of his EU trade deal

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with European Council President Donald Tusk (left) and Jean-Claude Junker, president of the European Commission, before talks in Brussels on July 6. Japan and the European Union later announced a broad agreement on a free trade deal. Photo: Kyodo
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