Abe: Japan Is Back

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Aug. 4 (Bloomberg) –- Bloomberg’s Rosalind Chin reports on Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visiting 47 countries since taking office in an effort to boost Japan’s international support. She speaks to Angie Lau on Bloomberg Television’s “First Up.” (Source: Bloomberg)

Hees he's now visited 47 nations since taking office in 2012 and he's not finished yet.

There's a trip to southeast asia on the horizon.

Ros has been looking at this.

This guy has been traveling a lot.

What does his passport look like?

He's been living out of a suitcase for sometime.

Really, he's a sales man, and he's been selling one thing -- japan inc.

Signing deals as well.

Really, he's been trying to balance the power in the region where china has of course been increasingly dominating.

Now japan, you have to remember, is still one of the world's major economies.

And he's trying to remind people of the fact that japan is still a force to be dealt with.

Back in february he gave a speech saying "japan is back." he really wants to make sure people don't forget that.

He's been urging japanese companies to look outside and do business outside of japan and build up their businesses internationally as well.

He's been building up quite a sweat, as you can see here.

He is also telling davros, merckel, obama, and also using english, which he is not entirely comfortable with all the time, to enforce the idea that japan is trying to meet the world.

Is this being met with success?

There are some places he's been trying to get to and hasn't been able to, and that is korea and china.

Both of these countries say they won't hold meetings until japan does more for its wartime record.

The antagonism doesn't really help when he visited the shrine back in december.

That was the first visit from a serving prime minister since

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