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Shinzo Abe

Mahathir Mohamad pays condolences to Akie Abe in Tokyo

Malaysia's former prime minister vows to carry on Abe's legacy in bilateral ties

Mahathir Mohamad speaks to reporters after paying his respects to the widow of Shinzo Abe during a quick stopover in Tokyo on July 15. (Photo by Tomoyoshi Oshikiri)

TOKYO -- Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad visited Japan on Friday and paid his condolences to the widow of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

The two-time Malaysian prime minister flew to Japan and met Akie Abe in the afternoon. The 97-year-old had been in South Korea for a conference.

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