Sunday, July 31, 2022

'In the Shadow of Abe'

 The death of former Prime Minster Abe, while on the hustings for the Upper House elections, on a street corner in Nara, came as a shock to many, for many reasons. The second-last day of the campaign, I was considering a trip to Omiya to see him later that day, Friday evening, on the way home. Although this post comes in the middle of posts I have drafted on this election prior to the shooting, as pics from the hustings over on the other blog, I put here for the record, a piece I wrote within a few days, for the Lowy Institute Interpreter column. 

On the opening day of the campaign, at Tachikawa Station, western Tokyo, 22 June 2022