Fumio Kishida is now free to choose his own path
Shinzo Abe's death provides scope to take Japan in a more productive direction
Fumio Kishida during an election campaign tour in Kawasaki on June 24: Implicit in Kishida's calls for a "new capitalism" is that Abenomics was a dud.
William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."
As Japan enters the post-Shinzo Abe era, Prime Minister Fumio Kishida already risks repeating two of his mentor's biggest mistakes.
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