"When you think about it, the consumption tax is through. All (Abe) has to do is put a budget together for next year, which should not be that difficult. And if he can, then they have upper house elections in July, and it could be fairly smooth sailing for him for at least a year, maybe two."
Change in Japan as PM concedes vote
Liberal Democrat Party leads in polls
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