Japan’s Ruling Party Keeps Majority in Election

TOKYO—Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party won a clear majority in national elections, giving new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida a solid foundation to build a long-lasting government and tackle security threats from China and North Korea.

Based on official results, the LDP won at least 257 seats in the 465-seat lower house of the Diet, or parliament, public broadcaster NHK said, slightly down from the 276 seats it held before the election. A few seats remained undecided as of Monday morning.