Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to seek re-election later this year as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. If he wins, it could make him the longest-serving Japanese prime minister ever. Photo: Bloomberg
Rupakjyoti Borah
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Rupakjyoti Borah

Sidelined on North Korea, Japan needs all of Shinzo Abe’s diplomatic skill to get back into the game

Rupakjyoti Borah says without a breakthrough in its talks with Pyongyang on the abductee issue, Tokyo must still strive to gain some influence over the denuclearisation process on the peninsula to ensure its concerns are addressed

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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to seek re-election later this year as president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party. If he wins, it could make him the longest-serving Japanese prime minister ever. Photo: Bloomberg
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