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Japan set for post-Olympics election after failed no-confidence vote

Suga counts on momentum from games and vaccination push

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga speaks in a news conference Thursday alongside the mascots for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.   © Reuters

TOKYO -- With the parliamentary session coming to a close after a failed no-confidence vote against his cabinet, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga will now focus on hosting a successful Olympics, with an eye toward dissolving the lower house in early September.

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