Explainer – Inflation to nuclear power: What’s at stake in Japan’s election

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By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – Japan will vote in upper house elections on Sunday that have implications for Prime Minister Fumio Kishida’s grip on the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) and his ability to push through legislation. Following are some details about why the poll matters and some main policy issues: WHY IS THE ELECTION IMPORTANT? While the upper house is the less powerful of the parliament’s two chambers, the vote is a gauge of support for the ruling bloc. If the LDP wins by a solid margin, as the polls suggest, Kishida would be able to consolidate control of the party with …

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