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Abe camp gains supermajority needed to alter constitution

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe affixes a red flower next to the name of a Liberal Democratic Party member who won a seat.

TOKYO -- The Japanese ruling coalition added to its upper house majority in Sunday's election, with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and parties that back his goal of revising the constitution reaching the two-thirds supermajority required to start the process.

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