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Overshadowed by the Aug. 30 Lower House election was the national electoral review of Supreme Court justices held the same day. The review deserves a higher profile. The top court should give information about the justices and their opinions in court rulings more frequently and in a manner easily accessible to voters.

The review system is based on a provision in Article 79 of the Constitution, which states that the appointment of Supreme Court justices shall be reviewed by the people at the first Lower House election after their appointment, at the first such election after a lapse of 10 years, and in the same manner each 10 years thereafter.

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