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7.30.2007

ABE'S ELECTORAL SETBACK

Japan's recent upper house elections showed that Prime Minister Abe's conservative camp miserably lost. However, his party holds overwhelming majority in the lower house so there is little chance that he can be forced to resign. In addition, Abe bowed to remain in order to push for the revision of Japan's constitution and a reform of the country's educational system.

To the non Japanese, Abe is mostly known for the recent improvement of ties with Korea and China. However, he is also widely known for his denial of the existence of Asia's comfort women- Thousands of young girls and adults who where forced to provide sexual R & R to Japanese troops during World War 2.

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