Dr Yu Uchiyama of the University of Tokyo tells The Straits Times that campaigning laws in Japan help to ensure political neutrality, regardless of financial standing.
Executive director Sota Kato of the Tokyo Foundation think-tank says: "Large-scale, orchestrated events like door-to-door campaigning and television commercials require a lot of money, and this would give an unfair advantage to parties that attract the biggest donations."
Door-to-door canvassing has been banned for nearly 100 years, to prevent pork barrel politics, and as a deterrence against corruption.
As such, in Japan, elections are hardly parochial affairs. The autumn rain nationwide last weekend did not deter crowds from turning up to listen to speeches about defence and economic policy.
Much is riding on this election as Japan, under the stewardship of Mr Abe, has grown in international prominence.
At stake is the country's ties with the United States under its bilateral alliance. Mr Abe is arguably the world leader most chummy with US President Donald Trump, who is due to visit Tokyo in 21/2 weeks, and both men have been in lockstep over issues such as North Korea.
Also at stake is Mr Abe's trademark "Abenomics" mix of economic policies, as well as Japan's trade policy. It has taken the lead in the 11-nation Trans-Pacific Partnership pact - which Singapore is a part of - after the US pulled out.
Meanwhile, under Mr Abe, Japan has been pushing for stronger security legislation and has allowed its troops to engage in "collective self-defence" abroad.
And yet the LDP enters the snap election - called over a year ahead of schedule - at a delicate time, coming months after Mr Abe was implicated in two cronyism scandals and the Defence Ministry was battered by a major cover-up.
After plunging during the scandals, Mr Abe's ratings have been on the uptick of late. But his disapproval ratings still outstrip his approval ratings in several surveys. One, by the Nikkei last week, showed 48 per cent of Japanese disapproved of Mr Abe's government while only 37 per cent approved.
And yet, the same survey said the odds of a repeat of the disaster that befell Mr Abe's British counterpart Theresa May in June, after her failed gambit on snap polls, are low as the opposition challenge to the Prime Minister fizzles out.
It expects the ruling LDP and its coalition partner Komeito to win about 300 of the 465 seats up for grabs.
Two parties have been formed to challenge the LDP in a major realignment of Japan's political scene and splintering even further the fractured opposition led by the Democratic Party (DP).
Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike's Kibo no To (Party of Hope), which took in the DP's conservative members, quickly faded after she refused to throw her hat into the ring. The party, as of now, has no prime ministerial pick and is seen as an ideological carbon copy of the LDP.
Both the LDP and Kibo no To are in favour of constitutional revision, unlike the new left-leaning Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and the far-left Japanese Communist Party.
Two groups of voters hold considerable sway: the 18-and 19-year olds who will get to vote after the voting age was lowered from 20 last year, and the large swathes of undecided voters - if they show up.
Yet, contrary to popular opinion that young people lean towards the opposition, a survey by the Mainichi daily released last week showed higher support for the LDP among teenagers and those in their 20s and 30s, as compared to older voters.
The report quoted a 19-year-old undergraduate from Hokkaido as saying: "We have experienced the job crisis since we were young. With the government improving the economy and job opportunities, many in my generation apparently don't think it's necessary to go out of our way to (vote for change)."
But while media surveys forecast big wins for the LDP, at least three in 10 remain undecided over who to vote for.
Retiree Teruko Usui, 78, a long-time LDP voter, told The Straits Times last Tuesday after attending LDP and Kibo no To rallies that she is not convinced by Mr Abe's explanations over his scandals, and is uncertain if she can trust the LDP.
She said she voted for Ms Koike in local elections, but is also unconvinced by her track record as a leader and, as such, is hesitant to vote for Kibo no To.
If voters cannot make up their minds, Japan could continue to see low turnout. Only 52.7 per cent of voters cast their ballots in the last Lower House election in 2014.
Corporate sales executive Naoki Ohtani, 27, tells The Straits Times: "I really have no intention to vote because I don't understand the purpose of (Mr Abe calling) the snap election."
He added: "But if I really must choose, I guess I'll go with the LDP."