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Japan after Abe

Japan's corporate governance reform in limbo in post-Abe era

Big companies have work to do in terms of raising profitability, investors say

Whereas the late Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, stressed governance reforms, the current prime minister, Fumio Kishida, touts stakeholder capitalism. (Nikkei montage/Uichiro Kasai and Ken Kobayashi)

TOKYO -- The biggest economic legacy of former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe -- corporate governance reform -- faces an uncertain future as his successor but one, Fumio Kishida, pitches a "new form of capitalism."

Abe, who stepped down as prime minster in 2020 remained a force in politics until his assassination while on the campaign trail last month.

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