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Abe must not waste storming victory

Prime minister should use election win to reform Japan's economy

| Japan
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe now needs to go further than reflationary policy to unleash a regulatory big bang.   © Reuters

Metaphors abounded Sunday as Japanese voters braved heavy rain and a fast-approaching typhoon to re-elect Shinzo Abe's government. The prime minister's landslide literally coincided with mudslide alerts ringing out from mobile phones around the nation.

But now, with the typhoon heading out to sea on Monday, the forecasts foremost on the minds of most voters are of the economic variety.

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