Shinzo Abe and his struggle with Xi Jinping

The outgoing Japanese Prime Minister was right to reject appeasement, leaving to his successor the job of managing a more nationalist China

FINANCIAL TIMES - The Shinzo Abe era has also been the Xi Jinping era.

The current leaders of Japan and China took power within weeks of each other. Mr Abe was elected as prime minister of Japan in December 2012 at the age of 58. Just a month earlier, Mr Xi had been appointed general secretary of the Chinese Communist Party, at age 59.

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