Abe vows to fulfil election promises

Armed with a two-thirds parliamentary majority after Sunday's win, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe vowed yesterday to carry out his election promises.

One of these would be to work closely with the United States, as well as China and Russia, to contain the North Korean threat.

Another would be to first deepen parliamentary debate on the divisive issue of revising the post-war pacifist Constitution.

Some analysts noted that though Mr Abe may have won the people's votes, he has yet to win their hearts.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on October 24, 2017, with the headline 'Abe vows to fulfil election promises'. Print Edition | Subscribe