U.S. editorial excerpts

Selected editorial excerpts from the U.S. press:WHAT SHINZO ABE’S SUCCESSOR WILL FACE(The New York Times, New York)The abrupt departure of a strong and long-serving leader is always a time of both anxiety and hope. The comforts of stability and familiarity are shaken, but there is the potential to right wrongs and breathe new life into the nation. Shinzo Abe’s unexpected announcement on Friday that he was stepping down after two stints as Japan’s prime minister, totaling eight and a half years, is just such a moment.Mr. Abe’s greatest achievement was to bring stability to a government that had…

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