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The legacy of Japan's longest-serving prime minister, Shinzo Abe

The policies of Japan's longest-serving Prime Minister Shinzo Abe were highly controversial, both at home and throughout Asia. But that did not lesson the shock and mourning at his sudden death.

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Anthony Kuhn is NPR's correspondent based in Seoul, South Korea, reporting on the Korean Peninsula, Japan, and the great diversity of Asia's countries and cultures. Before moving to Seoul in 2018, he traveled to the region to cover major stories including the North Korean nuclear crisis and the Fukushima earthquake and nuclear disaster.
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