5 things to know about Japan’s upper house election
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5 things to know about Japan’s upper house election

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July 9, 2016

5 things to know about Japan’s upper house election


TOKYO: Japan holds an election Sunday for the upper house of parliament that could affect the country’s direction. While Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling party is seeking a mandate for his leadership by emphasizing his economic revitalization policies, several opposition parties are coordinating a negative campaign, cautioning voters that a landslide for Abe would give him an upper hand to revise the pacifist post-World War II constitution.

Here are five main points about the election:

1-A TWO-THIRDS MAJORITY

2- ABENOMICS VS. CONSTITUTION

3- ABE’S AMBITIONS

4- OPPOSITION ALLIANCE

5- TEENAGE VOTERS


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