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Japan election

Constitutional revision hangs in balance of Japan's election

Abe's ruling bloc and others appear on bubble for required two-thirds majority

Japanese voters listen to candidates speak in Kobe on July 14, one week before the Diet upper house election.   © Kyodo

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition and other parties in favor of revising the constitution appear on the edge of maintaining two-thirds of the seats in the Diet's upper house after the July 21 election, the threshold needed for them to begin the amendment process.

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