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Japanese Election Results Hamper U.S. Objectives in Asia

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Publication Date: August 2007

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Bruce Klingner

Series: WebMemo

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific; Afghanistan; japan; pacifism

Type: Brief

Coverage: Japan


With the opposition vowing to obstruct his foreign policy initiatives, a weakened Prime Minister Shinzo Abe must show bold and decisive leadership if he hopes to regain public support and expand the role of Japan's armed forces.