The ruling coalition has won two-thirds majority
The ruling coalition which is Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito has won a new two-thirds majority in parliamentary elections, putting Mr. Abe on course to become Japan’s longest-serving leader.
Abe shinzo is the Prime Minister of the 90th, 96th and 97th cabinets of the Japanese government. In 2006, at the age of 52, he became president of the Liberal Democratic Party and Prime Minister, but resigned in 2007 due to poor health and his party’s loss in the House of Councillors election. In 2012 he once again became LDP president and PM. His financial policy is called “Abenomics” which consists of a bold monetary policy, a flexible fiscal policy and a growth strategy based on private investment.
And this two-thirds majority is very important number, which make it easier for the ruling coalition to revise Japan’s constitution. We have never revise constitution since it is established more than 70 years ago.
To change the Japanese constitution, two-thirds of parliament must agree to the change. Moreover, more than 50% of the nation’s citizenry must confirm the change. For all political leaders, from the right to left, initiating such a change is an enormous undertaking. Many citizens don’t desire a change; some people feel that the current constitution is solid and laudable, recalling that it was founded on the bitter experiences brought about by Japanese militarism.