President Donald Trump spoke to Japanese and Chinese leaders over a possible response to North Korea actions.
The dismal showing for Abe's party is also a stinging rebuke of his 4-1/2-year-old administration.
The store is the first-ever foreign-brand store in Pyongyang.
North Korea has tested several ballistic missiles that landed off Japan's coast this year.
The Japanese vessel was three times the size of the US missile destroyer.
Japanese media said all seven of the sailors who had been reported missing were found dead.
Three U.S. sailors, including the captain, had to be medically evacuated after the collision with a merchant ship three times the size of the Fitzgerald.
The search party hunted for 50 hours to find the missing sailor and enlisted the help of the Japanese coastguard.
With a severely restricted immigration policy, Japan is now suffering from a lack of low-skilled workers, especially in the health services.
Russian President Vladimir Putin criticized the media, claiming it has stayed "silent" on U.S. and NATO military expansion.
The rise in demand comes as authorities record an increase in groping suspects fleeing the scene.
The North's most recent test launch of a short-range ballistic missile on Monday landed in the sea off its east coast.
Japan and China have long been at loggerheads over the tiny, uninhabited islands, called the Senkaku in Japan and Diaoyu in China.
Parliament will now have to vote on the proposal before the current sitting ends next month.
Japan's cabinet is tweaking laws ahead of the first abdication in 200 years, but it's unlikely to touch on the thorny subject of male-only succession.
The islands attracted a record 8.77 million tourists in the year through March.
Moon Jae-in has set out his plan to ease tensions on the Korean peninsula.
Japanese leader will discuss Pyongyang’s spat with the U.S. over nuclear tests.
The U.S.'s huge military footprint has long served as a deterrent to North Korea.