Abe spoke at a press conference to announce his plan to dissolve parliament on Thursday and call a snap election.
Abe said he is calling the snap election because he made a decision to change the allocation of the increased revenues stemming from a planned hike in the consumption tax rate from 8 percent to 10 percent in October 2019.
The move comes amid heightened tensions over North Korea's missile and nuclear tests, and just weeks ahead of a crucial leadership transition in China.
Abe's approval ratings have climbed as North Korea has fired missiles over Japan, focusing the public on security issues instead of conflict-of-interest scandals that have damaged his image. Gov. Koike is launching a new political party to challenge Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling party in national elections that are expected next month. Also, opposition parties are regrouping and unprepared for an election.
"I will dissolve the House of Representatives on the 28th", he said.
Both said they intend to join a party to be formed by lower house member Masaru Wakasa, who is close to Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike.
Opposition lawmakers had said there was no need for new elections.
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Because of the election, Finance Minister Taro Aso will likely forego the meeting of G20 finance ministers in Washington next month.
Abe said he was seeking a fresh mandate to overcome "a national crisis" amid rising threats from North Korea.
The Yomiuri newspaper said earlier the funding would cover the three years from April 2018 until sales tax revenue kicks in.
As one of his policies, Abe announced a ¥2trn stimulus package on social spending and education, which will be paid for through his promise to raise consumption tax from 8% to 10% as planned in 2019, according to the BBC.
First elected to the lower house in 2005, Fukuda was defeated in the 2014 general election in his constituency in Kanagawa Prefecture but clung to a Diet seat on proportional representation.
A junior cabinet minister from the LDP, Mineyuki Fukuda, said over the weekend he would leave the ruling party to stand for election with Koike's new group.
As news of Bradley's death spread online, many members of the music community and fans paid their respects to his memory. Music is how I share my love with the world, and the love that my fans have given back brings me so much joy.
The site also points to several photos Kylie posted on SnapChat that show her in uncharacteristically loose-fitting tee shirts. In June, a source told Us Weekly that Kylie and Travis' romance was "serious" and they were "spending a lot of time together".
Numerous streaming services, including Netflix and Amazon, have a library of 4K content that pops nicely with the Apple TV 4K . Apple is also adding Amazon Prime Video - the last of the major streaming services it didn't yet have - sometime this year.
Nearly all major global smartphone makers including Nokia , Google , Samsung , LG and Apple are part of this consortium. As the Android biggies started arriving with the wireless charging feature, even Apple adopted to the same.
McCain's announcement is a near fatal blow to the legislation, which now needs every other Republican vote in the conference. Senate could vote this week on the Graham-Cassidy-Heller-Johnson bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.
Kurt Zouma will not be taking to the field for Stoke as he is ineligible to play against his parent club. Arsenal lost here, Manchester United drew but we won, and we deserved to win - but it wasn't easy.
They forced Sharath to ask his parents to pay Rs 50 lakh for his freedom and sent that recording to his parents on WhatsApp. The police has, so far, not released any statement about the motivation behind the kidnapping and how he was murdered.
Clearly, sanctions and diplomacy ought to be the first steps toward resolving what's growing fears of a military confrontation. The move comes just days after Trump threatened to " totally destroy " North Korea if forced to defend the us or its allies.
In his speech, Trump called the North Korean regime a "band of criminals" and Kim a "Rocket Man" on "a suicide mission" . The dated word choice might come from how Kim's statement was translated by state news agency KCNA, CNN reported.
Ronaldo went agonisingly close to getting on the score-sheet after 64 minutes as his powerful strike crashed against the upright. Ceballos received a pass from Marco Asensio , fought through a tackle, and shot just inside the post for the opener.
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Six to eight people injured in church shooting in Tennessee
At least one person has been killed and several others injured following a mass shooting at a church in Nashville on Sunday. The gunshot victims include people who were attending a weekly church service that starts at 10 a.m. on Sundays.
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The broader Nifty fell by 144.80 points, or 1.43 percent to 9,977.10 after moving in range of 10,095.05 and 9,963.25. The Indian rupee opened flat at 64.80 per dollar on Friday against its previous close at 64.81 per dollar.
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Going by the specs details, HTC U11 Plus is expected to come with minimal bezel and 18:9 aspect ratios on display. Now, the internet is talking about HTC's upcoming smartphone and the HTC U11 Plus release date .