Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: BloombergShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: Bloomberg
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: Bloomberg

Why is Abe risking Japanese backlash over ‘Pyongyang Olympics’ visit?

Premier’s attendance at Winter Olympics opening ceremony may be intended as a show of support to the US – but some will see it as legitimising South Korean efforts to cosy up to Kim Jong-un’s regime

Topic |   Pyeongchang Winter Olympics 2018
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: BloombergShinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: Bloomberg
Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister. Photo: Bloomberg
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