Incumbent Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is highly likely to win tomorrow’s party leadership contest, thus enabling him to retain the premiership for a third and final term.
In this podcast, we discuss what such an outcome will mean for Japan’s economic, foreign and defence policy, and how this will impact Japan’s socio-economic health as well as the broader regional environment.
Key points include:
- Why Abe’s victory seems so certain
- The challenges to Abe’s attempts at economic reform
- A likely continuation in Japan’s pragmatic foreign policy
- Anticipated resistance to attempted constitutional change
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