Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. File photo: dpa
Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. File photo: dpa

Shinzo Abe: a political titan who shaped Japan’s policies on China, defence, economy

  • His eight-year stint as Japan’s PM was the longest uninterrupted tenure for a post-war leader, and his influence in the ruling LDP continued even after he stepped down
  • Abe helped to reinvigorate the Quad, a bloc that aims to counter China’s rising influence, and led the revival of the CPTPP after the US left

Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. File photo: dpa
Former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe. File photo: dpa
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