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Abe's future uncertain as public support dives

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to answer a question during a July 3 lower house committee session on peace and security.

TOKYO -- Plunging public support over unpopular defense-related bills has the ruling Liberal Democratic Party and political pundits scrambling to understand what lies ahead for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government. If the past is anything to go by, Japan's leader will have to fight for his survival.

Dramatic fall

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