Hawkish Japanese foreign policy largely based on aid since World War Two
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Hawkish Abe to be named Japan’s next prime minister
AFP – Japan’s conservative leader Shinzo Abe is to be named as the country’s new prime minister Wednesday, after he swept to power on a hawkish platform of getting tough on diplomacy while fixing the economy. The powerful lower house will name the 58-year-old as leader in an extraordinary session Wednesday. Japan’s defeated Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Tuesday picked as its new leader the industry minister during last year’s Fukushima nuclear crisis, after suffering a landslide electoral defeat. Banri Kaieda, 63, who broke down in tears in parliament last year as he faced heavy criticism.