Special to WorldTribune.com
The sweeping parliamentary victory last weekend has made Shinzo Abe one of the most powerful post-war Japanese prime ministers.
Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) controls both chambers of the Japanese parliament known as the Diet.
The resounding win has also given him a clear mandate to review the nation’s defense during an extraordinary period when Japan’s sovereignty and defense are directly challenged by an aggressive China that is fast arming itself for a future large-scale military confrontation that will necessarily involve Japan and its strongest ally the United States.
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