• Shinzo Abe Poised to Become Japan's Longest-Serving Leader After Easily Winning Party Vote

    29 days ago - By Time

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.
    Abe handily defeated his sole challenger, Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister. Abe won 553, or about 70%, of 807 votes.
    The decisive victory may embolden Abe to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution , although the hurdles remain high and doing so would carry political risks.
    “It's time to tackle a constitutional revision,” Abe said in a victory speech. “Now...
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  • Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

    Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

    29 days ago - By The Seattle Times

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide Thursday, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader. Abe handily defeated his sole challenger, Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister. Abe won 553, or about 70 percent, of...
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  • Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as head of ruling party, paving way for up to three more years as Japan's leader

    1 month ago - By The Seattle Times

    TOKYO - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe re-elected as head of ruling party, paving way for up to three more years as Japan's leader.
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  • Japan's Abe re-elected as party head, to stay on as PM

    1 month ago - By My Sanantonio

    TOKYO - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been re-elected as head of his ruling Liberal Democratic Party in a landslide, paving the way for up to three more years as the nation's leader.
    Abe handily defeated his sole challenger, Shigeru Ishiba, a former defense minister.
    Thursday's decisive victory may embolden him to pursue his long-sought revision to Japan's U.S.-drafted pacifist constitution, although the hurdles remain high and doing so would carry political risks.
    The 63-year-old Abe has been prime minister since December 2012. He has cemented control of his party and received...
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