All 11 major parties in the Diet basically agreed Wednesday to lift the ban on Internet-based election campaigning by the time the Upper House election is held this summer.

To get the ball rolling they will study a draft bill drawn up by the two ruling parties, lawmakers said.

The Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito presented the draft bill during a meeting with representatives from the Democratic Party of Japan, Nippon Ishin no Kai (Japan Restoration Party), Japanese Communist Party and six other opposition parties.