• Kyodo

  • SHARE

The July 10 House of Councilors election could put at least two-thirds of the Upper House in the hands of lawmakers amenable to amending the Constitution, opening the door to a national referendum on the issue, a Kyodo News survey indicated Thursday.

The ruling bloc of the Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito are likely to win at least 70 of the 121 seats up for grabs in the election, comfortably exceeding Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s stated target of 61, a majority of the contested seats.

In a time of both misinformation and too much information, quality journalism is more crucial than ever.
By subscribing, you can help us get the story right.

SUBSCRIBE NOW

PHOTO GALLERY (CLICK TO ENLARGE)