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Takatoshi Ito

Takatoshi Ito, a former Japanese deputy vice minister of finance, is a professor at the School of International and Public Affairs at Columbia University and a senior professor at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies in Tokyo.

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Shinzo Abe’s reforms ensure an unmatched legacy

The assassination of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is as sad as it is shocking. Gun violence is exceedingly rare in Japan and it seems clear already that both the Nara local police and the Security Police (secret service) were ill-prepared to protect him.

July 12, 2022