Is third term a charm for Japan’s Abe?

Given prevailing political winds, Abe should walk into a third term in office, but with 'Abenomics' having sputtered, his pet focus on constitutional revision looks misguided

August 27, 2018 12:36 PM (UTC+8)
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, center, holds a morale-boosting rally after a speech announcing his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election in Kagoshima Prefecture on August 26, 2018. The LDP election to decide the next PM will be held on Sept 20. Photo: AFP/ The Yomiuri Shimbu
Japanese PM Shinzo Abe, center, holds a morale-boosting rally after a speech announcing his candidacy for the Liberal Democratic Party's presidential election in Kagoshima Prefecture on August 26, 2018. The LDP election to decide the next PM will be held on Sept 20. Photo: AFP/ The Yomiuri Shimbu
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