I am not a fan of Abe, I think Koizumi was much better.
I want Abe to concentrate on economic issue, and the alliance with the US and other countries strictly on business basis, rather than talking about patriotism.
But as for Abe needlessly fanning the flames, I have an objection.
Isn't is journalism and people like Fukuyama that fan the flames?
He talks about Yasukuni, of which issue Abe subdued.
He talks about Watanabe, Japanese rightist, but he has little to do with Abe.
He talks about the comparison between Germany and Japan, but it is ungrounded.