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Japan's Election

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

Japanese leader in position to start motion to revise pacifist constitution

KENTARO IWAMOTO, Nikkei staff writer

TOKYO -- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition held on to a two-thirds majority of the seats in Japan's lower house after Sunday's general election, putting the prime minister in a position to move toward revising the country's pacifist constitution.

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