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PacNet #1 – A good start for Mr. Abe

January 2, 2013

It has been a week since Abe Shinzo formed his new Cabinet. Although it is much too early to give a full account of his foreign policy, the following five points indicate a promising start. Abe seems to have adopted policies based on pragmatic and creative realism, and not chauvinistic nationalism, as was feared by some before he took office.