The real legacy of Mr. Abe is a massive collapse of living standards for the Japanese working class, all the while ensuring that the ruling class continues to enrich itself.
Although the governing Liberal Democratic Party is increasingly unpopular, the liberal opposition saw losses in recent Japanese elections.
The much-delayed Tokyo Olympics proceed without fans and amidst general disapproval from Japanese workers and youth—who rightly fear the danger of spreading COVID-19 while being forced to make up the shortfall from ticket sales.
On December 1, a feature article about the US section of the International Marxist Tendency made the main headline on the front page of one of Japan’s top daily newspapers, the Mainichi Shimbun.
Donald Trump’s latest threat, that North Korea would face “fire and fury like the world has never seen”, has sparked speculation in the media over the possibility of a nuclear conflict.