Japanese PM Shinzo Abe calls snap elections amid tensions with North Korea

WION Web Team
Tokyo, JapanUpdated: Sep 25, 2017, 10:02 AM IST

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Photograph:(Reuters)

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has called a snap election even as tensions with North Korea continued to destabilise the Korean peninsula.

"I will dissolve the House of Representatives on the 28th of September," Abe told reporters today.

The Japanese Prime Minister has been leading in the popularity polls recently which is up 20 per cent from 30 per cent in July.

The main opposition Democratic Party is struggling with single-digit ratings, Reuters reported.