Rashid Umar Abbasi | Reuters
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks during the “Investment Opportunities in Japan: Toward the New Asia-Pacific Era” meeting, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City, Sept. 19, 2016.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to dissolve the lower house of parliament at the start of the extraordinary session on Thursday, a senior lawmaker of the Liberal Democratic Party said, paving the way for a snap election for the lower house.
The extraordinary session of parliament is set to start on Thursday. Abe told a meeting of ruling party executives of his plans on Monday, the lawmaker said.