Japan's election

Japan election results: latest news and analysis

  • Calls for internet voting grow after typhoon hits Japan election

    Delayed ballot counting fuels demand for modernization

  • Japan's Abe owes Diet dominance to fractured opposition

    Unity among LDP rivals might have blocked prime minister's two-thirds majority

  • Foreigners piled into Japan stocks as Abe rose in polls

    Overseas players bought net $15bn over four weeks leading to election

  • Japan's splintered Democrats to lock away war chest

    Remaining party members to inherit the funds

  • Japan's Koike resists calls to quit as party chief after defeat

    Says she will focus on being Tokyo governor, take hands-off role in national policy

  • Overconfidence emerges as Abe's biggest risk after opposition sink

    Economy, constitutional amendment remain key challenges despite victory

  • Abe's landslide win dims prospects for would-be successors

    LDP rivals face uphill climb for 2018; younger leaders could enter fray by 2021

  • Asia takes stock of Japan's pacifism after Abe win

    Revising the constitution could fuel tensions in the region

  • Japan's risk-averse youth lean heavily conservative

    Generation that favors job security and frugality votes cautiously, too

  • Japan's general election in four charts

    How Abe's coalition achieved fifth straight win in national elections

  • Japan election pushes Nikkei 225 to record 15th consecutive gain

    PM Abe's supermajority victory likely means continued monetary easing

  • Constitutional reform not bound by schedule: Abe

    Won solid majority but still needs referendum for amendment on armed forces

  • Abe's coalition retains two-thirds majority in Japan election

    Japanese leader in position to start motion to revise pacifist constitution

  • Abe gets go-ahead on economy, prompting unease over constitution

    Spending plans could be used as bargaining chip for Article 9 revision

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

    Shanghai outlet warns of constitutional 'nightmare' after Abe triumph

  • Abe's landslide seen lifting Japan stocks to further heights

    Attention now turning to external factors

  • Miscalculation dashes Koike's hope for Japan election win

    Tokyo governor owns party's loss, points way forward

  • Comment

    Abe must address Japan's painful challenges

    Voters see the current government as better than all the other options

  • Abe's victory welcomed by business lobbies

    Outcome shows voters want faster pace of Abenomics, Keidanren chief says