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Actor Yamamoto, ex-wrestler Inoki win via The Japan Times

Actor and anti-nuclear activist Taro Yamamoto and ex-wrestling star Antonio Inoki both won seats in Sunday’s Upper House contest, early returns showed. Yamamoto, 38, who ran as an independent in the Tokyo constituency, appeared set to enter the upper chamber … Continue reading

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Fukushima Watch: Abenomics Trumps Nuclear Issue in Fukushima via The Wall Street Journal: Japan Realtime

Media surveys ahead of Sunday’s upper house election show that Japanese voters are placing the economy above all other issues, including the future of nuclear energy use. That appears to be true even in the prefecture of Fukushima, home to … Continue reading

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CRUCIAL VOTE: Although quiet on the issue, LDP, New Komeito at odds on nuclear policy via The Asahi Shimbun

Opposition parties are blaring anti-nuclear slogans and calling for phaseouts of atomic power generation. But their positions on Japan’s energy policy–or any other issue for that matter–have failed to dampen expectations of a landslide victory by the ruling coalition in … Continue reading

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