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Japan election

Japan ruling camp on track for upper house majority: Nikkei poll

July 10 election likely to give pro-constitutional reform parties a two-thirds edge

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida campaigns for his Liberal Democratic Party ahead of the July 10 upper house election.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- Japan's ruling coalition is within reach of a majority in the July 10 upper house election, a Nikkei poll shows, with the largest opposition party expected to struggle.

Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's ruling Liberal Democratic Party is projected to win about 60 seats on its own, out of the 125 up for grabs, beating its previous upper house tally and matching a performance achieved only twice in the past.

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