Reviewing the impact of Shinzo Abe's economic policies : The Indicator from Planet Money Shinzo Abe served as Japan's Prime Minister for nearly eight years before suddenly announcing his retirement in August. Today on the show, the lessons of Abenomics for the US and other countries.
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The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe

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The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe

The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe

The Economic Legacy Of Shinzo Abe

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Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, displayed on a giant TV screen announces his resignation on August 28, 2020 in Tokyo. Carl Court/Getty Images hide caption

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Japan's Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, displayed on a giant TV screen announces his resignation on August 28, 2020 in Tokyo.

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Citing health concerns, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe suddenly announced his resignation in August. He had served uninterrupted in the position longer than anyone in the country's history.

During his tenure, female labor-force participation climbed, he reformed immigration policy, and the Japanese economy unexpectedly returned to healthy growth.

Today on the show, Cardiff talks to Noah Smith about Shinzo Abe's policy decisions, his legacy — and what other leaders can learn from him.

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