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Shinjiro Koizumi is poised to lead Japan's clean-energy revolution

Youthful and handsome new environment minister can supplant nuclear power

| Japan
Koizumi's real impact could be rebooting Abe's economic reform ambitions. (Photo by Yuki Nakao)

Rarely has a single politician so embodied the aspirations, fears and cynicism of a nation as Japan's Shinjiro Koizumi.

The telegenic son of a popular former prime minister seems to mix the most dashing and optimistic parts of leaders such as John F. Kennedy, Tony Blair -- before the Iraq War -- and Justin Trudeau -- before his current racism scandal.

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