A surge of popularity for a freshly minted opposition party in Japan is making Prime Minister Abe’s decision to call a snap election look riskier than initially thought. Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, setting the stage for an October 22 vote. Photo: Kyodo News via AP

Abe leads Japan down a dangerous path

Prime minister says North Korean threat is behind his early election call, but he only risks further isolating China and South Korea, nations he should be working with

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A surge of popularity for a freshly minted opposition party in Japan is making Prime Minister Abe’s decision to call a snap election look riskier than initially thought. Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament Thursday, setting the stage for an October 22 vote. Photo: Kyodo News via AP
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