Not any more.
Support has been growing so that the LDP is now predicted to win enough seats for a majority.
Still, if Abe does win, Henry says he'll have to strike a conciliatory tone with political rivals
"Abe's job will be to ensure that the opposition parties do not actively oppose. Because then, the way things work in Japan, the opposition party will just threaten not to show up in the Diet and that will just put everything into paralysis," he said.