Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he would call an early election to seek a fresh mandate for his economic policies. Photo: AFP
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