Japan's PM Shinzo Abe poised to win snap election

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and his ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) are on course for victory in the country's snap general election.

Exit polls on Sunday projected a victory for Abe's ruling coalition in the lower house election, called a year ahead of schedule.

With a win and a third consecutive three-year term, Abe remains on track to become Japan's longest-serving prime minister since the Second World War.

Abe's hardline stance in dealing with the North Korean nuclear threat has led to a recent surge in his ratings.

Al Jazeera's Sarah Clarke reports from Tokyo.

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