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Abe’s Post-Election Agenda for Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and the ruling coalition maintained solid control of Japan’s Lower House in the December 14 elections. Still, on many issues — from “Abenomics” to a nuclear restart and continued defense reforms — Abe faces an uphill battle. Dr. Sheila Smith, senior fellow for Japan at the Council on Foreign Relations, provides perspective on Japan’s snap elections and the challenges facing Abe moving forward.