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Japan's Constitutional Democrats winning Twitter war

Legal restrictions hamper use of online tools in lower house election campaign

Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- Japan's lower house election will take place Oct. 22. The Nikkei Asian Review has analyzed the number of mentions the three big political parties have received on Twitter to see who is generating the most interest.

The newly formed left-leaning Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan had the most tweets among Japanese users on Oct. 19  followed by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party and the Japanese Communist Party. 

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