tokio - In Japan, elections are held on Sunday, so 106 million Japanese can vote. Premier Shinzo Abe is headed in the polls. He dissolved parliament in late September and wrote early elections. With that step, Abe hopes to retain a majority for his coalition led by the Liberal Democratic Party.
Abes's own popularity was scalded by scandals this year to around 30 percent. As a result of the crisis in North Korea, he is able to profile himself as a strong leader and get back into the elevator.
Initially, it seemed that the new Yuriko Koike New Party Party would bother the Abe, but according to the polls, it does not seem to happen.