Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said his ruling coalition won a majority of seats in the upper house of Japan.
Abe said Monday that he will use his victory to push ahead with reforms in its economic program - known as abenomics - further changes in its diplomatic policies. Together with the Pro-constitutional revisionists, his coalition won two-thirds of the votes, 121 place in the upper house.
According to Kate Henry, the founder and Director for strategy of Asia in Tokyo, polls show that Japanese people have no realistic alternatives for whipping inflation. "After the election, Abe will be pressured to meet those expectations," says Henry. "He will need to quickly show progress in the necessary internal reforms in the field of regulation and financial markets - or the Japanese people can quickly lose patience."
The result will allow Abe to take a step forward in the direction of a constitutional amendment. Many in the community were critical of the fact that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe wants to change the Constitution to loosen constraints on military activities.
However, more assertive militarily, China and North Korea, which continue to go towards nuclear development has forced the people of Japan nervous about regional security.
Constitutional change will be possible as soon as a national referendum approved the proposal of the Parliament. "For the first time in postwar Japanese history, the Japanese Prime Minister gave the green light to start the debate in the national Parliament on the revision of the Constitution," says Henry.
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