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Japan election

Voting starts in Japan general election

Ruling LDP fights to keep a majority in lower house

People cast votes for Japan's general election at a polling station in Tokyo on Oct. 31. (Photo by Wataru Ito)

TOKYO -- Voters have begun heading to the polls for Japan's general election, which will determine whether Prime Minister Fumio Kishida will remain in office amid sluggish economic growth and lingering COVID concerns.

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