Former Prime Minister Abe’s vision was focused on reaffirming Japan’s place in the world. He revived the economy, fought hard to change the nation’s pacifist stance, and gave the world the structure of the Indo-Pacific.
Before Shinzo Abe coming to power and taking over the office, Japan earlier seemed like a going backwards. Its economy, troubled by years of low growth and an aging population, was feared to be on the brink of collapse. China’s meteoric rise threatens its security and once undisputed position as Asia’s number one power. When the Fukushima nuclear disaster occurred in 2011, the Japanese government – once revered and renowned for its efficiency – clearly failed to rise to the challenge put forward by the world.