Taking stock of Shinzo Abe’s legacy
The world was taken by surprise by the announcement of a resignation by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Since becoming leader of the Liberal Democratic Party for the second time in 2012, he has become widely recognised on the world stage. His “Abenomics” policies were designed to revive the ailing Japanese economy. And on the diplomatic front, he tried to maintain a close relationship with Donald Trump while at the same time holding summits with Xi Jinping. In this podcast, hosted by Andrew Peaple, we consider Shinzo Abe’s legacy and the challenge facing Japan’s next leader.