Japan Election, a Landslide for Abe, Could Allow a Bolder Military

Voters have strengthened the hand of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who wants to revise the pacifist Constitution — a prospect likely to add to regional tensions.


Japan Vote Strengthens Shinzo Abe’s Goal to Change Constitution

Whether Prime Minister Abe will be able to pursue his ambition of overturning the clause that calls for the complete renunciation of war remains to be seen.