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Japan’s Ruling Bloc Expected to Win Majority in Vote, Poll Says

  • Asahi poll says LDP’s bloc expected to win at least 68 seats
  • Kishida rolls out measures aimed at keeping a lid on prices
The main entrance of the House of Representatives at the National Diet building in Tokyo.

The main entrance of the House of Representatives at the National Diet building in Tokyo.

Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg

Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s ruling coalition is expected to keep its majority in a July 10 election for parliament’s upper house that comes as his support has sagged among voters concerned about rising prices and a weak yen, a major newspaper survey said. 

Kishida’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner Komeito are expected to win at least 68 of the 125 seats up for grabs and maintain their majority in the body, the poll released Friday by the Asahi newspaper said. A total of 125 of the 248 seats for the body are up for grabs and the LDP-led coalition would need to win at least 56 seats to keep its majority, Kyodo News said