The Iconoclast
Shinzō Abe and the New Japan

The first English-language biography of Japan’s longest-serving prime minister, The Iconoclast tells the story of Abe Shinzō’s meteoric rise and stunning fall, his remarkable comeback, and his unlikely emergence as a global statesman struggling to lay the groundwork for Japan’s survival in a turbulent century.

It will be published in the UK by Hurst Publishers in spring 2020. Stay tuned for more information about publication in North America and other markets.

Trailer for The Iconoclast (November 2019)

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About Tobias

Tobias Harris has observed Japanese politics as a staff member to a Japanese legislator, blogger, researcher, and political risk analyst.

At this page, you can find the archive for his blog, Observing Japan; view his latest media appearances; and find out about upcoming speaking engagements.