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Majority favor Japan's ruling camp in upper house race: Nikkei poll

Nearly half support unconditional talks between Abe and North Korea's Kim

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe speaks at a Liberal Democratic Party rally in his constituency of Yamaguchi in western Japan.    © Kyodo

TOKYO -- More than half of Japanese voters want Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition to retain control of the upper house of parliament in elections set for July 21, the latest Nikkei/TV Tokyo survey finds.

A continued majority for the Liberal Democratic Party and junior coalition partner Komeito was preferred by 55% of respondents, while 34% favored a different outcome.

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