Japanese PM Extends Power in Snap Election

As expected, Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition won a decisive victory in Sunday’s early election to extend its hold on power, and to continue efforts to lift constraints on the military imposed by the country’s pacifist constitution. “This is a very big victory given to us and I have to face this victory in a humble manner,” said Prime Minister Abe at a news conference in Tokyo on Monday. In late September, with public support increasing for his hardline...

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