Media: Japan ruling bloc wins upper house election

by Blogburger on July 21, 2013

An elderly woman casts her vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 21, 2013. Japanese voters went to the polls Sunday in an upper house of parliament election expected to give Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition a strong mandate as he pushes ahead with economic reforms and his conservative political agenda. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)TOKYO (AP) — Japanese broadcasters projected that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a majority of seats in the upper house of parliament in elections Sunday, giving it control of both chambers for the first time in six years.



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