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Japan´s Abe wins votes but not hearts: analysts

TOKYO: Shinzo Abe may have seized a "super-majority" in Japan´s parliament but he has failed to win the hearts and minds of voters suspicious of his nationalist instincts and who do not share his fixation on changing the country´s pacifist constitution. Having trounced a disorganised opposition to secure two-thirds of seats, Abe has the parliamentary numbers to start a process that would bolster the role of the military -- an ambition he has long cherished. But the victory was far from a ringing endorsement of the…