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Both the ruling and opposition camps in Japan are appealing to voters with their income redistribution and fiscal measures in their campaign pledges for the Oct. 31 general election.

They put a special emphasis on the measures as economic recovery from the novel coronavirus crisis is expected to be a big issue in the election for the House of Representatives, the lower chamber of the Diet, Japan's parliament. The campaign period for the poll kicked off on Tuesday.

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