Japan's election

Japan election results: latest news and analysis

  • Abe's election victory pushes Nikkei higher

    Index headed for longest winning streak ever

  • Abe's coalition regains two-thirds majority

    Japanese leader in position to start motion to revise pacifist constitution

  • Japan's youths back LDP; independents favor Constitutional Dems

    Exit poll underscores strong showing for new opposition party

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

    Attention now turning to external factors

  • Miscalculation dashes Koike's hopes for national stage

    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

  • Shinzo Abe, the "comeback kid" of Japanese politics

    PM recovers from summer popularity plunge, sets sights on 'grand legacy'

  • Yukio Edano: Japan's opposition leader to watch

    Left-wing politician's new CDP performing better than expected

  • Seven things to know about Japan's lower house elections

    Two new political parties emerge as 1,180 candidates vie for 465 seats

  • Typhoon-hit turnout could aid Abe's ruling coalition

    Japan's prime minister seeking fresh mandate in lower house election

  • Parties make final pitch ahead of Japan's lower house vote

    Bread-and-butter issues look likely to dominate despite long-term worries

  • Record number of early votes cast in Japan election

    Rain, more early polling stations spur increase in lower house turnout

  • Japan's misinformed debate on retained earnings

    Upstart political party calls for taxation as corporations hoard money

  • Big electoral win to aid Abe's quest for constitutional reform

    Strong showing by liberals could prompt regrouping among opposition

  • Japan's Constitutional Democrats winning Twitter war

    Legal restrictions hamper use of online tools in lower house election campaign

  • Fading Hope: Koike's challenge to Abe fizzles in Tokyo and beyond

    Party of Hope candidates struggle as voters turn on once-idolized leader

  • Abe's coalition seen near supermajority in Japan election poll

    Koike's Party of Hope sheds support as liberal rivals gain ground: Nikkei survey

  • Uninterested young Japanese least likely to vote in election

    Teens get first lower house vote but most seem passive