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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe was all smiles Sunday night after being asked to put flower symbols next to the names of his party’s numerous successful candidates, in a post-election appearance at Liberal Democratic Party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday.

Following the election, Abe’s lifetime ambition now appears to be one step closer to realization. For the first time in postwar history, parties supporting constitutional revision won more than two-thirds of both the Lower and Upper houses.

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