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Japan Election Boosts Shinzo Abe's Bid to Revise Constitution

July 11,2016 13:11

TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition put in a strong showing in Japan's upper-house election Sunday, bolstering Mr. Abe's hand in achieving his long-held goal of revising the constitution. Mr. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its ...



TOKYO—Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition put in a strong showing in Japan’s upper-house election Sunday, bolstering Mr. Abe’s hand in achieving his long-held goal of revising the constitution. Mr. Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito, won 70 of 121 seats that were up for grabs in the 242-seat upper house. The coalition parties, plus smaller opposition parties and unaffiliated lawmakers who...

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