Japan’s new political leadership faces challenges in its important relationships with China, the Korean peninsula, and the United States. On October 27, Tomohiko Taniguchi, the Deputy Press Secretary for the Japanese Ministry of Foreign Affairs, delivered a speech explaining Japan’s diplomacy with its neighbors and the U.S. under new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.
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Even though Abenomics did not achieve all of its goals, [...] it was an important step forward. There was progress.
Not all of [Abe Shinzo's] initiatives were novel ideas [...] But he was the one that was able to see them through, largely because of the political stability that he brought.