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The Nation Weekly: July 15, 2022 Misremembering Shinzo Abe, self-managed abortions, and more

“While it goes without saying that the assassination of Abe deserves condemnation, one cannot help but see the irony in the framing of Abe’s assassination,” writes Lisa Torio.

This week, Torio outlined the history of the former Japanese prime minister, who—despite the relatively positive image mainstream media has illustrated of him in the wake of his death—had a career filled with antidemocratic corruption scandals, alleged cover-ups, and general unpopularity.

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