What a new Prime Minister will mean for the future of Japan

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L) talks with Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga at a lower house special committee session on security-related legislation at the parliament in Tokyo July 15, 2015. Abe faces his toughest challenge since taking office in 2012 as his ruling bloc prepares to force unpopular security bills through the lower house despite voter doubts about the legislation and a slew of other policies. REUTERS/Toru Hanai - GF10000159484

Japan's former Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe (left), with his successor, Yoshihide Suga (right). Image: REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Akira Kawamoto
Professor , Keio University.
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