Former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi. Photo: AP

Former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi accuses Shinzo Abe of ‘railroading everything’

Criticism of successor is considered an unprecedented breach of political protocols but it will resonate with many who feel Abe’s government has grown too narrow in its appeal.

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Former Japanese prime minister Junichiro Koizumi. Photo: AP
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.