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Snap Japanese election likely to push back casino bill

Snap Japanese election likely to push back casino bill

Reforms enacted a year ago will cut the number of lower house seats to 465 from 475.

So weak is Japan's opposition that even in a year of nearly perpetual scandal for Abe and his administration-including questions and public anger over Abe's wife's ties to a school in Osaka that secured a favorable land deal-Japan's voters see no plausible alternative to Abe.

"Even if there is a contingency during the election, I am confident that we can respond properly", Koichi said on public broadcaster NHK.

A day after US President Donald Trump threatened to "totally destroy" North Korea if it attacks, Mr Abe said: "We consistently support the stance of the US - that "all options are on the table".

The move comes one year before scheduled elections and amid a stronger showing in opinion polls for Abe who has seen gains for his response so far to North Korea.

After Abe said he would dissolve the lower house of parliament, local media reported the election would be held on 22 October.

Tokyo's governor is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month.

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Abe said he would be seeking a new mandate on his North Korea policy, as well as the use of taxes in the upcoming elections, which could take place next month.

Jesper Koll, head of WisdomTree Japan, says the increased probability of taxes going up in 2019 means its is more likely the Bank of Japan will have to do more to prevent "the inevitable recession that has always followed consumption tax hikes".

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is considering introducing new tax breaks aimed at encouraging companies to boost wages and accelerate capital expenditure to spur economic growth, government and ruling party sources told Reuters on Friday.

In particular, Abe earmarked the three-year-period from fiscal 2018 as a period to "concentrate investment on the productivity revolution", revealing his plan to make education for preschool children free of charge and lessen parents' financial burden for university and other higher education expenses, among other things.

"Koike annihilated the LDP in Tokyo but taking that movement national will not be easy and they are not ready", said Kingston.

They stated that North Korea's nuclear tests pose a direct challenge to the worldwide community, and expressed their strong support for Japan's position, including the complete implementation of the relevant Security Council resolutions. More than 42% said they were undecided. A survey last weekend by the Nikkei business daily newspaper indicated that 44 percent of voters meant to vote for Abe's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

Abe's decision to call for a snap election has drawn staunch criticism from opposition parties in the past few days.

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