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Lame-duck Abe must restart Japan's economic reforms

What was meant to be year of triumph for prime minister has shown up his failures

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A giant screen reporting Shinzo Abe and Japan's response to COVID-19 outbreak in Tokyo on Apr. 7: the question is whether his government can survive even this term.   © Reuters

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of "Japanization: What the World Can Learn from Japan's Lost Decades."

It is difficult to think of an Asian leader having a worse 2020 than Japan's Shinzo Abe.

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