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1986 dual elections offer clue to Abe's plans

Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone, center, at the Tokyo summit in 1986.

TOKYO -- Japan could be in for a turbulent political season this year, with speculation swirling around possible snap elections for the lower house alongside this summer's upper house election. This comes amid debate over apportionment of Diet seats, an upcoming Group of 7 summit and preparation for a sales-tax hike.

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