Japan's Foreign Policy Likely to Continue on Path Set by Abe

By Kyodo News 31 August 2020

TOKYO—The successor to outgoing Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to continue with the same foreign policies, which Abe’s supporters say have raised global recognition of Japan even though many of its goals remain unachieved, according to some pundits.

But while Japan’s next leader is expected to uphold such positions as boosting the Japan-US alliance and promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific region to counter China’s rise, he or she will likely see a slow start in forging personal ties with world leaders, they said.

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