Japan's Abe on Track for 'Super Majority' Victory Which Would Allow Him to Rearm the Country

The hawkish Abe would be able to fulfill a long-term promise to amend the country's pacifist constitution and turn its self-defense forces into a full-fledged army

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center,  cheers with the lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, at the launch of the party's election headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept 28, 2017
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, center, cheers with the lawmakers of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, at the launch of the party's election headquarters in Tokyo, Thursday, Sept 28, 2017Credit: Takuya Inaba/Kyodo News via AP

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