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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s departure signals the end of an era in Tokyo

Prime Minister Abe sought to expand Japan's international role but illness has forced his early retirement. His lifelong dream of reforming Japan's pacifist constitution remains unfulfilled, says Martin Fritz in Tokyo.

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