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Shinzo Abe

Abe calls Trump 'unconventional,' Xi 'realist' in posthumous memoir

Former Japanese PM offers in-depth accounts of interactions with world leaders

Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe discussed a range of topics, from Donald Trump to snap elections at home, in the new memoir. (Photo by Gaku Shimada)

TOKYO -- Former U.S. President Donald Trump was "unconventional through and through," while Chinese President Xi Jinping was a "fierce realist."

This is how former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe describes the two leaders in a posthumous memoir that goes on sale in Japan on Wednesday.

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