Friday, July 08, 2022

RIP Shinzo Abe

The kind of society that Japan should aim at is a society in which the efforts of people are rewarded, a society in which there is no stratification into winners and losers, and a society in which ways of working, learning, and living are diverse and multi-tracked -- in other words, a society of opportunity where everyone has a chance to challenge again.  If there are people who sense they are facing inequality, it is the role of politics to shed light on them.

-- Shinz┼Ź Abe (21 September 1954 - 8 July 2022), Japanese politician who served as Prime Minister of Japan and Leader of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) from 2012 to 2020.  He was the longest serving Prime Minister in Japanese history.  Address to the Diet in his first term as Prime Minister (29 September 2006)

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