Shinzo Abe's strategy for early elections in Japan
Japan’s Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, has called for early elections. Observers say he wants to solidify power in order to push through policies such as an unpopular tax hike, resuming Japan’s nuclear program and reforming defense policies from World War II. We’ll get some insight into Abe’s strategy from security expert and Japan specialist, Steve Clemons. He’s Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic and senior fellow and founder of the American Strategy Program at the New America Foundation.
(photo: Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo, Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi))