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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pins rosettes on the names of winning candidates as the results of the general election are announced on Oct. 22.   © Reuters

Overconfidence emerges as Abe's biggest risk after opposition sink

Economy, constitutional amendment remain key challenges despite victory

GAKU SHIMADA, Nikkei staff writer, and KAZUKI KAGAYA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- Voters handed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a landslide victory in Sunday's lower house election, allowing him another run at the helm and giving a significant boost to his long-running quest for constitutional reform.

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