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Time for talk on North Korea over, says Abe

Time for talk on North Korea over, says Abe

Abe is arranging to unveil the tax incentives at a news conference on Monday at which he is also expected to announce a snap election next month, the sources said on condition of anonymity because they are not authorized to speak to media. If he is re-elected as party leader next year, he could end up serving till 2021, making him the longest-serving prime minister in Japan's political history.

The prime minister's plan to dissolve the lower house this week would "rather conveniently for some perhaps, [put] all these allegations on hold for a few weeks", said McBride.

According to officials with the knowledge of Abe's ruling coalition's plan, the general elections will be set for October 22.

Abe also touched on North Korea's repeated nuclear and ballistic missile tests as another threat facing the nation.

Mr Abe said at a news conference that he will dissolve the more powerful house in Japan's two-chamber parliament on Thursday when it convenes after a three-month summer recess.

It's believed the move is trying to take advantage of rebounding opinion polls for Mr Abe, while the opposition is in disarray, Reuters reports.

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Abe has served a total of nearly six years as prime minister: he had a truncated term a decade ago, and came back to power in a landslide in 2012.

Abe will seek backing for a ¥2-trillion ($18-billion) economic package, the Yomiuri newspaper reported on Monday, without attribution.

"For Mr. Abe, now is the time".

A scandal surrounding the government approval process for a school building project sent support ratings for Abe's Cabinet plunging in July. A weekend survey by the Nikkei business daily showed 44 percent of voters will back Abe's LDP with only 8 percent supporting the main opposition Democratic Party.

Nevertheless, roughly a fifth of those canvassed by Nikkei answered that they had yet to make up their minds, meaning it was unclear whether Abe would be able to muster the two-thirds parliamentary majority he needed in order to pass a Constitutional reform.

The upcoming election was announced hours after Yuriko Koike, the governor of Tokyo, announced the formation of a new party that could give conservative voters an alternative to Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic party (LDP). Reforms enacted a year ago will cut the number of lower house seats to 465 from 475.

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