Shinzo Abe, Japan’s prime minister, speaks during a news conference with U.S. President Donald Trump, not pictured, at Akasaka Palace in Tokyo, Japan, on Monday, May 27, 2019. (Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg). 

Abe Flirts With Early Election Ahead of Japan Sales Tax Increase

(Bloomberg) -- Less than two years after winning a landslide election, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s party is considering an early vote before the economy takes a hit from a planned sales ta...