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Official campaigning began Tuesday for key Lower House by-elections in Osaka and Okinawa prefectures in what is seen as a prelude to the Upper House election this summer.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party is competing with opposition candidates seeking to streamline administrations in Osaka and block a controversial government plan to relocate a U.S. military base within Okinawa.

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