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Ruling coalition wins Japan poll

Reuters  |  Tokyo 

PrimeMinisterShinzoAbe'srulingcoalitionwonalandslidevictoryonSundayinanelectionforparliament'supperhouse,despiteconcernsabouthiseconomicpoliciesandplanstorevisethenation'spost-warpacifistconstitutionforthefirsttime. MediaprojectionsshowedAbe'scoalition,like-mindedpartiesandindependentshadwonthetwo-thirds"supermajority"neededtotrytorevisetheconstitution'srestraintsonthemilitary,astepthatcouldstraintieswithChina,wherememoriesofJapan'spastmilitarismrundeep. Abe'sLiberal ...

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First Published: Mon, July 11 2016. 00:15 IST
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