Stories By Japan Bureau Chief Michiyo Ishida
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Low voter turnout for Japan's weekend election casts doubt on the depth of public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's economic policies, though his coalition won a commanding majority in parliament.
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For Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, the grandson of a former prime minister and the son of a foreign minister, the road to his political success has been far from smooth.
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A perceived lack of candidate options could result in voter turnout dipping below 60 per cent in the upcoming snap elections.
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The disclosure of state secrets without authorisation will be punished with up to 10 years' jail.
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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is expected to gain over 300 of the 475 seats up for grabs in the Lower House of Parliament in the upcoming general election on Sunday, according to public opinion polls.
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe had called the snap elections two years early as he tries to seek a mandate from voters on his ambitious economic policies.
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With campaigning for Japan's parliamentary elections to start on Tuesday (Dec 2), opposition party leaders have attacked Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's foreign policy and 'Abenomics'.
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Japan's opposition parties are already preparing for the upcoming race to wrest seats from the ruling coalition.
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The Russian leader is reported to have agreed to prepare for a visit to Tokyo next year, after meeting Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on the sidelines of the APEC leaders summit in Beijing.
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Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Hong Lei on Thursday declined to be drawn on the prospect of a Abe-Xi meeting, offering only Beijing's stock response that Japan should "show sincerity" and "take concrete measures" to improve relations.