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Abe has Japan's youth on his side as political age divide widens

Poll before upper house election reflects trends shaking global democracies

Japan's young people, who have grown up in a global and digital society, are taking the country's shift toward more diversity in stride. 

TOKYO -- An unusual generational divide is opening up in Japan's electorate, with young people far more likely to support Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's government than their elders, opinion polling shows just ahead of the upper house election on July 21.

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