Japan PM Shinzo Abe’s party avoids embarrassing defeat with win in Yokohama

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July 30, 2017 9:06 PM

TOKYO (REUTERS) – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling bloc avoided an embarrassing defeat on Sunday (July 30) as an ally won reelection as mayor of Yokohama, with the premier planning to reshuffle his cabinet this week in an effort to boost his sagging support ratings.