Saturday, December 26, marks three years since Shinzo Abe became Japan's prime minister.
His main focus has been to fix the country's economy with a set of policies, widely known as Abenomics.
He marked the 70th anniversary of the atomic bombing of Nagasaki by renewing his commitment to a nuclear-weapons-free Japan last month.
If Abe stays in power until 2018, he will become the country's third-longest serving leader since World War II.
Rachel Mealey in Tokyo looks at whether that could become a possibility.
Source: Al Jazeera