Abe Shouldn't Make His Mentor's Mistakes

After Japan's elections, Shinzo Abe's greatest allies should be the Japanese people.

Abe needs to get more ambitious, not less.

Photographer: Tomohiro Ohsumi/Bloomberg

If Shinzo Abe wants to be remembered as more than a two-time failure as a Japanese leader, he should learn from the last one to achieve anything big: his political mentor, Junichiro Koizumi.

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