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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
Politics

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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