With the Upper House election a month away, Japanese politics will soon kick into high gear.

The parliament is set to close on June 15, and campaigning will likely begin on June 22, with voters casting their ballots on July 10.

For its part, the ruling Liberal Democratic Party is already primed and ready for the race. With a brand new slogan (“Decision and execution. To protect our livelihood”) and a confident leadership, the party aims to pad its seat total and renew its mandate.