Shinzo Abe "Toward a Beautiful Nation" (2006) This bestseller book is not intended to spell out PM Abe's policy agenda, but rather expressing his feelings and state of mind as a political leader who is trying to make Japan a "beautiful nation" with self-confidence and pride, as he explicitly states in the postscript of this book. At the same time, he emphasizes his "fighting spirit" to achieve his political goals in the introduction, however, without clearly specifying what he is fighting for or whom he is fighting against (except North Korea regarding the abduction issue) in this book. For example, the issue of widening economic disparity is almost entirely dismissed, and educational reform is briefly mentioned as a means to mitigate possible disparity, but only a school voucher system is proposed to achieve such reform. Overall, this is a disappointing piece with such light-weight content just as the weight of a typical paperback book. Hopefully, his administration is not going to be as light as that.