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Abe's Election Victory Raises Potential for Conflict with Japan's Neighbors

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his allies easily won a two-thirds majority in parliament Sunday, even though the country has slipped into recession under his conservative policies. The prime minister’s victory will empower him to continue economic reforms but also pursue a nationalist agenda that will likely increase tensions with Japan’s neighbors. In an election marked by low turnout and concern over a stagnant economy, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party and its...

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