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A timeline of the career of former Japanese PM Shinzo Abe


TOKYO (AP) — Born into a prominent political family, Shinzo Abe, who was fatally shot at a campaign event Friday in western Japan, had been the country’s longest-serving prime minister. While credited with bringing a degree of stability following a period of economic malaise and constant turnover among leaders, he angered neighbors South Korea and China — along with many Japanese — with his nationalistic rhetoric and calls to revise the country’s pacifist U.S.-authored post-World War II constitution.

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