Smart Take: The Assassination of Shinzo Abe and What it Means for Japan
Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for the Wilson Center’s Asia Program, talks about Japan’s shock in the wake of Abe’s murder, what it means for the upcoming elections, and the legacy that Shinzo Abe left behind.
Shihoko Goto is the director for geoeconomics and Indo-Pacific enterprise and acting director for the Asia Program at the Wilson Center. Her research focuses on the economics and politics of Japan, Taiwan, and South Korea, as well as US policy in Northeast Asia. A seasoned journalist and analyst, she has reported from Tokyo and Washington for Dow Jones and UPI on the global economy, international trade, and Asian markets. A columnist for The Diplomat magazine and contributing editor to The Globalist, she was previously a donor country relations officer for the World Bank and has been awarded fellowships from the East-West Center and the Knight Foundation, among others.Read More
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