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Japan’s PM Calls for New Elections to Deal With Recession

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is dissolving his government, calling for new elections to secure public support for more economic reforms to stimulate growth. The moves come after news that Japan’s economy unexpectedly fell into recession. Abe announced that Japan’s lower house of parliament will be dissolved on Friday, November 21, setting up national elections for sometime in December.   His announcement also delays a planned sales tax hike that was expected to take effect...

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