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Japan election

Japan to hold upper house election on July 10

Prime minister to hold news conference later in day to lay out plans

Posters of candidates for Japan's upper house election on July 10 will soon appear on the streets. (Photo by Kosuke Imamura).

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- The cabinet of Prime Minister Fumio Kishida decided Wednesday to hold an upper house election on July 10, with official campaigning to start on June 22.

Kishida is expected to hold a press conference later in the day to talk up his achievements as prime minister and express his resolve to lead the governing coalition to victory in the House of Councillors election.

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