North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. Photo: AP

Abe doubles down on Kim, but will his snap election gamble pay off?

With North Korean missiles flying overhead, voters may have bigger concerns than a stagnant economy and kindergarten shortages

Topic |   Shinzo Abe

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North Korean leader Kim Jong-un. 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.