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Shinzo Abe's greatest achievement may turn out to be Fumio Kishida

The LDP's first liberal prime minister in 30 years could be its last

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Fumio Kishida, left, and Shinzo Abe in September 2020: Kishida is a rare survivor of the winnowing process.   © AP

Tobias Harris is a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress, an independent, nonpartisan policy institute. He is the author of "The Iconoclast: Shinzo Abe and the New Japan."

Twelve years after leaving 10 Downing Street, former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher was asked at a dinner what she thought her greatest achievement was. "Tony Blair and New Labour," she reportedly answered. "We forced our opponents to change their minds."

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