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Economy, security key issues as Japan votes for upper house

Japanese are voting in a nationwide election for the upper house that may cement the Prime Minister's grip on power, as he forges ahead with policies to encourage exports and easy lending to keep a shaky economic growth going.

Shinzo Abe re-elected easily despite low turnout in Japan polls

Shinzo Abe re-elected easily despite low turnout in Japan polls

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won comfortable re-election Sunday in a snap poll he had billed as a referendum on his economic policies after early success faded into a recession.

Japan PM seeks referendum on "Abenomics" in snap election

 Prime Minister Shinzo Abe dissolved Parliament`s lower house on Friday for a snap election on Dec. 14, seeking a fresh mandate for his struggling "Abenomics" revival strategy just two years after he returned to power promising that "Japan is Back".

Japan PM dissolves Parliament, fresh polls on Dec 16

Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved Parliament on Friday, and the elections will be held next month.

Japan`s ruling party heads to polls as underdog

Japan`s ruling Conservative Party was expected to suffer an overwhelming defeat tomorrow in hotly contested elections.

Japan election campaign kicks off

Japan`s poll campaign kicked off Tuesday, less than two weeks before polls in which the centre-left opposition party is widely tipped to take power.