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Politics

Snap election odds spike as Abe senses opportunity

With Japan's opposition in turmoil, PM said to be eyeing October vote

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could dissolve the lower house as early as the end of this month.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Rumblings are building within Japan's government and ruling camp that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will call a snap election in the near future, The Nikkei has learned.

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