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Japan's new leader unlikely to confront China

Yoshihide Suga widely seen as a transitional leader

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Shinzo Abe holds a bouquet of flowers as he leaves the premises on Sept. 16: Abe left without making any significant headway in any one of his three policy goals.   © Reuters

Tosh Minohara is chairman of the Research Institute for Indo-Pacific Affairs and professor at Kobe University's Graduate School of Law and Politics.

As all things come to an end, so too has the tenure of the longest ever serving Japanese prime minister, Shinzo Abe.

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