Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shelter for people affected by the recent flooding in Mabi, Okayama prefecture on July 11. He is expected to announce his candidacy for the LDP presidency. Photo: AFP

Can Japan’s teflon Abe hang on to party leadership?

Surviving multiple domestic scandals, the prime minister now has some favourable polls and is expected to enter the race to remain the LDP president

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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visits a shelter for people affected by the recent flooding in Mabi, Okayama prefecture on July 11. He is expected to announce his candidacy for the LDP presidency. Photo: AFP
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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.