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Inside Abe's election gamble

The prime minister wasn't counting on Yuriko Koike

It was supposed to be Japanese PM Shinzo Abe's narrative to control, but ever since he called for a snap election last week, it has been Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike, who has dominated attention with her new political party. (Photo by Masayuki Terazawa)

Four years after telling traders at the New York Stock Exchange to "buy my Abenomics," Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe returned to Wall Street last month to give an update on his progress.

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