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Japan's Prime Minister Is Saving His Most Ambitious Plans for Last

Jun 15, 2019 | 09:30 GMT
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe attends a party convention in February 2019.

Japan's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) introduces the candidates for the country's upcoming legislative election at an annual convention in Tokyo on Feb. 10, 2019.

(Tomohiro Ohsumi/Getty Images)

A strong electoral performance would give the Shinzo Abe the green light to pursue his more controversial domestic policies. But Tokyo's U.S. alliance will continue to hinder the Japanese leader's success abroad....

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