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Elections for the House of Councillors will be held a week from today. The election is being billed as historic in that candidates are permitted to appeal to voters via the Internet.

To the near-exclusion of the other 120 seats in contention, however, the tabloid media have focused on one candidate in particular: Miki Watanabe, who’s been endorsed by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), is running for one of the 48 proportional seats up for grabs.

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