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Shinzo Abe was re-elected Japanese prime minister on November 1, 2017, following the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) big election victory last month and days before US President Donald Trump's visit.
Abe, 63, took office in December 2012 promising to reboot Japan's staggering economy and enhance its defense. His LDP-led coalition retained its two-thirds "super majority" in parliament's lower house in the October 22 election, promoting his push to revise the post-war, pacifist constitution.
Abe is expected to reappoint current cabinet ministers and order them to increase the budget for child care and to boost productivity.