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He is a Japanese ultra-nationalist, traditionalist conservative, right-wing populist, neoconservative based on Shinto, historical revisionism personality politician. He is speaking for the hard-rightist within the LDP. One of Abe's grandfaters, Nobusuke Kishi, was also Japanese Prime Minister (1957-1960). Kishi was an untried war criminal from World War II.
Although Abe is a far-right politician, there is controversy in academia over whether he is a populist or not. He is a ultra-elite politician with a distance from popular incitement and anti-eliteism, and a longtime vested interest in a mainstream conservative party(=LDP). To be more accurate, Abe's creed can be seen as strange form far-right populism and authoritarianism lacking anti-eliteism.
In Japan, populist and extreme right-wing nationalism has found an institutional home within the traditional conservatism of Liberal Democratic Party that aims for an authoritarian transformation of the political system. So.... in Japan, unlike in the West, there is no noticeable non-mainstream anti-establishment far-right outsider populist movement, because the LDP, originally a center-right party, has been accepted by far-right nationalists through the 21st century. and one of the figures at the center of such a movement is Abe.
He had a big political scandal in 2017, which is the allegation that he secretly sponsored a radical kindergarten that teaches anti-Korean far-right nationalist ideas. If true, this is a clear abuse of children, let alone racial discrimination against Koreans.
His government launched a massive economic retaliation this year in protest of a South Korean court's ruling to compensate the South Korean victims involved in the "Japan’s wartime forced labor" during World War II. Imagine Germany's economic retaliation for the Nazi Germany's forced labor victimized countries' ruling to compensate the German companies involved at the time! As such, Japan is a extremely right-wing country now!
But when it comes to economic policy, he has a somewhat centre-left policy based on Keynesianism. It's called "Abenomics". But we have to remember that historically, traditional fascists have taken an active welfare policy, unlike other far-rightists.
- Nippon Kaigi - Shinzo is a member of the group.
- Tarō Asō - Japan's deputy prime minister. he is Abe's long-time political partner. He defended Hitler and used the old man's denunciation and racist remarks.
- Comfort women
- Naoki Hyakuta - Abe is a favourite reader of Naoki Hyakuta.
- State Secrecy Law - It is an undemocratic law passed by the Abe administration in 2013.
- Viktor Orban
- Yasukuni Shrine - 2013
- Holocaust denial - This is the case if we change Japan to Germany in the act of historical revisionism that Abe does.
- Why Steve Bannon Admires Japan. June 22, 2018.
- Ex-adviser Steve Bannon says Abe was 'Trump before Trump,' urges him to play hardball with China. MAR 8, 2019.
- Ultra-nationalist school linked to Japanese PM accused of hate speech.
- Korea eyes WTO suit over Japan’s move against Korean chips. AsiaNews Network. July 2, 2019