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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, leader of the Liberal Democratic Party, greets supporters at an campaign rally in Tokyo on Oct. 21.   © Reuters
Japan's Election

Parties make final pitch ahead of Japan's lower house vote

Bread-and-butter issues look likely to dominate despite long-term worries

SUSUMU KURONUMA and YUKIHIRO SAKAGUCHI, Nikkei staff writers | Japan

TOKYO -- Voters go to the polls Sunday to vote for members of the lower house of the Diet, in Japan's first general election since the voting age was lowered from 20 to 18.

Although Japan's economy is doing fairly well at the moment, the future looks murky. Voters head to the polls amid uncertainty, as both policymakers and citizens face the challenge of a shrinking, aging population. These demographic shifts will require a more productive economy if living standards are to rise. Bread-and-butter issues will figure prominently in voters' choices on Sunday.

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