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Abe set to get nod to become Japan’s prime minister

Outspoken conservative Shinzo Abe looks set to secure Japan’s premiership and embark on an agenda that includes rewriting its pacifist constitution, as the ruling party voted to replace veteran leader Junichiro Koizumi. Abe, a third-generation politician who rose to prominence as a hardliner on North Korea, would be Japan’s youngest prime minister and the first born after World War II. He turns 52 on Thursday. Full Story

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