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A fierce battle is expected to unfold for the Tokyo area in this summer’s House of Councilors election, with major parties finishing the selection of their candidates.

Six of the 12 seats allotted to the Tokyo constituency will be contested in the upcoming poll. Each Upper House member serves a six-year term in the countries Parliament, with upper chamber elections taking place every three years. Half of all seats in the chamber are up for grabs during each election cycle.

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