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Stability, Not Greatness, Delivers Victory for Abe in Japan Elections

July 10,2016 16:06

TOKYO—In a world rocked by destabilizing political passions, Japan is an island unto itself. In elections Sunday, early results showed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition expanded its control of parliament and might have a big enough majority ...



TOKYO—In a world rocked by destabilizing political passions, Japan is an island unto itself. In elections Sunday, early results showed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition expanded its control of parliament and might have a big enough majority to try revising the constitution. Already in power for 3½ years, Mr. Abe looks likely to stay on until at least 2018. Japan’s population is shrinking, growth is flat, and more...

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