What has allowed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to stay in office for such a long time?
Shinzo Abe is now Japan’s longest serving prime minister, and is approaching his 3,000th day in office. The Japan Times politics reporter Sakura Murakami discusses this remarkable run and what it is about Abe that’s kept him in power. Hosted by Oscar Boyd.
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