Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a budget committee session of the House of Representatives in Tokyo in February. The Japanese premier might note that he hardly figures in anyone’s list of global leaders. Photo: AFP

Japan fails to get to grips with North Korean challenge

Kevin Rafferty says Shinzo Abe’s call for Japan, South Korea and the US to work together has little chance of success with Donald Trump leading Washington. And leaving out China, whose support is essential, dooms any plan

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a budget committee session of the House of Representatives in Tokyo in February. The Japanese premier might note that he hardly figures in anyone’s list of global leaders. Photo: AFP
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