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As Sunday’s House of Councilors election looms, with a solid poll lead for Japan’s ruling coalition, the heads of major political parties are making extensive use of a few choice phrases to present their cases to voters across the country.

With squeezed finances amid rising prices a focal issue, ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) chief and Prime Minister Fumio Kishida is telling crowds his government has the competence to handle the problem, while the main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan (CDP) is urging voters to show their anger over the government’s response.

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