Japanese politics and record-breaking markets

Chris Taylor, Head of Japanese Equities, Neptune

The Liberal Democratic Party’s (LDP) convincing election victory on Sunday means that leader Shinzo Abe is on course to be the longest-serving Japanese prime minister since the Second World War. The LDP and its junior coalition partner Komeito strolled home with 313 seats, meaning they were able to retain their two-thirds “supermajority.”

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