As the Japanese economy sinks back into recession, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called for increased monetary stimulus, a postponement of the next income-tax hike, and a general election to be held on December 14. But with opposition parties posing little threat to the ruling coalition's mandate, what's behind Abe's decision to hold a snap election?

Sort by: Show:

Cookies and Privacy

We use cookies to improve your experience on our website. To find out more, read our updated cookie policy and privacy policy.