Abe Shinzō was selected to serve as a symbol for an election; got himself caught up in running a country he did not like; tried to replace it with a country and a population he could like; trusted sleazy friends to cover his backside just as he would cover theirs; and made China very happy by not doing things he had been doing for years. His popularity fell when he followed his own desires and rose whenever he acted contrary to his reputation. He was finally broken into shards by his appointments calendar.
Monday, September 17, 2007
The Abe Premiership: an early post-mortem
A year in review in just under 100 words: