A video screen in Beijing shows news of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
A video screen in Beijing shows news of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
Shinzo Abe

Analysis |
Shinzo Abe assassination: From Singapore to India, tributes flow for ardent champion of ‘free and open Indo-Pacific’

  • His stint as premier saw Japan deepen the goodwill it had carefully rebuilt in Southeast Asia following the painful memories of WWII
  • As far back as 2007, he floated his idea of a ‘broader Asia’ encompassing countries in both the Pacific and Indian Ocean regions

A video screen in Beijing shows news of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
A video screen in Beijing shows news of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe. Photo: AFP
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