ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon PrintIcon Twitter
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party scored a decisive election victory on Oct. 22.   © Reuters
Politics

Asia takes stock of Japan's pacifism after Abe win

Revising the constitution could fuel tensions in the region

MITSURU OBE, Nikkei staff writer | China

TOKYO -- The landslide election victory by the Liberal Democratic Party on Sunday hands Prime Minister Shinzo Abe the seats needed to start the parliamentary procedures toward revising the country's pacifist constitution, a prospect that brings mixed feelings to the rest of Asia.

The election results virtually guarantees that Abe will get a third three-year term as leader of the party next year when a leadership contest is expected to be held. LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito won two-thirds of the seats in Japan's lower house. 

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more