Japan Upper House Election

Japan Upper House Election
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Tokyo, Japan – Shinzo Abe, center, Japan’s prime minister and president of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, pins a paper rose on the name of a winning candidate at the party’s election headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday, July 21, 2013. A decisive victory by Abe’s coalition bloc in Sunday’s upper house election would give him a a total control of both houses of parliament, setting the stage for Japan’s first stable government since 2006. (Photo by AFLO)

Japan Upper House Election
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Tokyo, Japan – Banri Kaieda, leader of the opposition Democratic Party of Japan, gives a concession speech during a late night news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday, July 21, 2013. The DPJ suffered the worst setback since its foundation in 1998 in Sunday’s upper house election, in which the ruling Liberal Democratic Party swept to victory, bringing an end to a six-year political deadlock. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO) AYF -mis-