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For Japan, Upper House results signal stability

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NIIGATA - In Sunday’s Upper House election — perhaps the least contentious national contest since the early 2000s — the ruling Liberal Democratic Party-Komeito coalition capitalized on the Japanese public’s general acceptance of the status quo to retain its control of the Diet chamber.

Now that the election is over, there are some key milestones on the political calendar ahead. The first thing observers are likely to see in the next few days is a switchover of a handful of politicians between parties. It is common for some........

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