BLUFShinzo Abe was one of the most transformative politicians of the post-war era. Few other Japanese leaders have left as deep an imprint on their country as he did. Japan is now in shock following his brutal assassination.
This obituary by Kristin Surak, writing for The Guardian, makes the following points:
- Shinzo Abe was shot and killed while giving a campaign speech in the western city of Nara. He was 67.
- He became Japan’s longest-serving premier and had a host of major political reforms to his name, including his globally recognised brand of economic stimulus, Abenomics.
- Abe expanded military spending and reinterpreted the constitution to enable Japan’s self-defence forces to help allies under attack.
- He controversially restarted nuclear energy, which had lain dormant since the Fukushima disaster of 2011.
References from the Web:
- JUL 2022 Shinzo Abe's killer, driven by mother's financial ruin, a nervous loner who ignored neighbours—ABC
- JUL 2022 We mourn Shinzo Abe as a friend, but the world will miss his wisdom—SMH
- JUL 2022 Shinzo Abe's death isn't Japan's first political assassination—ABC
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