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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe puts a rosette on a board showing candidates' names at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on Oct. 22. (Photo by Rie Ishii)

China's congress-focused media keep Japan election on radar

Shanghai outlet warns of constitutional 'nightmare' after Abe triumph

KENJI KAWASE, Nikkei Asian Review business and market news editor | China

BEIJING -- Chinese news outlets swamped with stories on the Communist Party's twice-a-decade congress kept one eye on Japan's election, with at least one party mouthpiece warning of the implications of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's victory.

The state-owned Xinhua News Agency issued a brief report early Monday morning, simply noting that the coalition of Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and partner Komeito had won a majority exceeding two-thirds. 

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