The Week of 13 September 2020

Suga Yoshihide was elected as leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in an overwhelming victory on 14 September. Two days later, he was selected by the Diet as Japan's ninety-ninth prime minister, at which point a new cabinet of twenty - two larger than the cabinet it replaced - was officially sworn into office.Not …

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The Times reviews THE ICONOCLAST

Richard Lloyd Parry, Asia editor of The Times and author of several very good books in his own right, reviewed The Iconoclast on 5 September. The coronavirus pandemic has done for Japan’s modest economic recovery and doomed the Tokyo Olympics that were to have been his moment of political rapture. However, Abe’s failures go back further and …

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Webinar: Shinzo Abe and his Legacy

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3jONW5akgMg&feature=youtu.be&fbclid=IwAR2DiUHtR-8UsdjJMCgyIY-GE-tm4gJvpgmsWE4aae1N0aSn9Jy4qYrWWuY The first stop on my virtual book tour for The Iconoclast was on Tuesday, 1 September when I joined Bill Emmott for a webinar hosted by the Japan Society of the UK. Keiko Iizuka of the Yomiuri Shimbun could only join for a brief moment but contributed a timely briefing on the LDP's leadership …

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THE ICONOCLAST reviewed in the Japan Times

Veteran political reporter Eric Johnston reviewed The Iconoclast for the Japan Times on 23 August: Shinzo Abe is Japan’s longest-serving prime minister. His place in the history books is assured. But what about his legacy? That’s a more controversial question and the subject of “The Iconoclast” by Tobias Harris. A senior vice president at Teneo …

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