Japan's new premier gets to work on economy
TOKYO — Shinzo Abe took office as Japan's seventh prime minister in six years Wednesday and vowed to overcome the deep-rooted economic and diplomatic crises facing his country.
Abe was elected as Japan's leader hours earlier, bringing back to power the conservative, pro-business Liberal Democratic Party that governed for most of the post-World War II era. It replaces the liberal-leaning government of the Democratic Party of Japan that lasted for three years.
“A strong economy is the source of energy for Japan. Without regaining a strong economy, there is no future for Japan,” Abe said.
Show commenting policy
TribLive commenting policy
- Islamic State link with well-heeled companies or individuals targeted
- Unity agreement eases Afghanistan’s political crisis
- Thousands march in Moscow against Ukraine fighting
- Egyptian President al-Sisi feels vindicated in crackdown as Islamic extremists rise
- Scottish teens surprise in independence vote
- Mementos unearthed at Nazi death camp in Poland
- Turkish hostages freed from Islamic State, but questions linger
- NATO chief: Ukraine truce ‘in name only’
- London must keep promises to Scotland, former Prime Minister Brown says
- Venezuelan police chief freed from jail
- It’s not a small world after all: Global population estimated to soar