Shinzo Abe was the most polarizing Japanese political figure of his time
As news of former Japanese prime minister Shinzo Abe’s assassination spread, tributes gushed forth from the social media accounts and websites of presidents, prime ministers, monarchs, diplomats and business leaders. President Biden went so far as to order that flags be flown at half-staff to honor Abe, described by the president as a “proud servant of the Japanese people and a faithful friend to the United States.” It was an exceptional tribute to the deceased leader of a U.S. ally.
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