Japan's Abe Seeks to Burnish Legacy Ahead of Election

January 4, 2016 8:12 AM

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TOKYO — Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, stymied by a still sputtering economy, is seeking to burnish his legacy and shore up support ahead of an election in the summer.

"Challenges, challenges and still more challenges," Abe said in summing up the coming year in a nationally televised news conference Monday.

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