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With the July 21 Upper House elections handing Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe a solid majority in both chambers of Parliament, the ruling coalition has a serious opportunity to implement Abe’s ambitious economic reform initiatives. Though there are many politically unpopular obstacles standing in the way of such reform, this victory is an endorsement of the Liberal Democratic Party’s “Abenomics” agenda and represents one of the first major shifts in Japanese politics since 2007. For ongoing coverage and analysis on Japanese domestic politics, keep updated by AEI’s foreign and defense policy scholars.

ABE'S BATTLE CONTINUES
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe seeks Japanese market dominance
ABE'S DO-OVER
A chance to restore true health to Japan-US relations
LANDSLIDE VICTORY
Japan elects Shinzo Abe to lead nation