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Abe's election win

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Japan should refrain from raising tensions with Korea

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and its coalition partner Komeito won Sunday's upper house election by earning 71 of 124 seats up for grabs. But his ruling bloc failed to obtain a two-thirds majority, dealing a setback to Abe who has vowed to revise Japan's postwar pacifist Constitution.

The nationalist leader emerged victorious. However, he needs to humbly accept his failure to garner a "supermajority." He should recognize that the majority of Japanese voters still oppose his ambition to make Japan a "normal" country that can wage war against other countries through a constitutional revision.

What's worrisome is that Abe has yet to give up his push for the........

© The Korea Times