Abenomics gets benefit of the doubt - and a second wind

JAPAN's general election over the weekend produced few surprises. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was returned to office and has succeeded in retaining his coalition's two-thirds majority in the lower house of the Japanese parliament.

He is now set to remain in power until 2018, which will make him Japan's longest-serving prime minister in four decades. This spells many positives for Japan - particularly in terms of policy continuity and stability - but may also raise some concerns.

Mr Abe's calling of a...

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