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Asian markets tumble as US presidential race tightens   Tokyo: Early results from the US presidential polls suggested a victory for Donald Trump looked more plausible Tokyo elects Yuriko Koike as first female governor   Former Defence Minister Yuriko Koike has been elected governor of Tokyo, the first woman to lead Japan's capital   Japan exit polls suggest boost for PM Abe in senate election Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is likely to increase his majority in the upper house of parliament after elections, exit polls suggest Japan's ruling party heads for election landslide Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: The coalition is firming up Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's hold on power as he prepares to push forward on several politically difficult fronts   Japan's lower house dissolved for election in December Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: Abe dissolved the lower house of parliament, forcing a snap election in an apparent bid to shore up support for his scandal-plagued government   Japan PM Abe 'to call snap election'   Tokyo: PM Shinzo Abe is widely expected to call an early election on Tuesday, two years ahead of schedule Masuzoe 'wins Tokyo governor vote' Japan PM Abe hails poll 'victory'   Tokyo: Shinzo Abe says his forecast win inSunday's upper house elections will help him form a stable cabinet, ending political volatility Japan PM wins key upper house poll Map of Tokyo  Tokyo: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has won a majority in the upper house. Liberal Democratic Party and New Komeito were set to get at least 71 seats Japan votes for new upper house. Tokyo Election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line  The leader of Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) has vowed to take a tough stance in territorial disputes with China Japanese vote in general election   Japan's PM 'to lose key majority'
  Japan's Abe on track for landslide victory Map of Tokyo

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  Tokyo: Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has promised to 'deal firmly' with North Korea after exit polls suggested he won a clear victory in Sunday's electio

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  The ruling DPJ party of PM Naoto Kan will lose control of the upper house of parliament after Sunday's election, exit polls suggest

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  Prime Minister Taro Aso announced his resignation as head of the party that has governed for decades following its landslide defeat in elections.    The opposition Democratic Party of Japan has won 300 seats in the 480-seat lowe...
Aug.29 Japan votes in landmark election Aug.27 Disgruntled Japanese prepare to vote  Poll shows will be a historic shift in political power, booting out the ruling part Jul.12 PM 'to call August vote'  Embattled Prime Minister, Taro Aso, is to call an election for 30 August

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Jul.29 PM 'suffers election blow'
  Prime Minister Abe's conservative ruling camp suffered a devastating defeat in upper house elections, a result that could well force PM to quit Jul.28 PM faces electoral test   Polls have opened in in national elections for the upper house of parliament that could see Prime Minister Abe forced from office

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Sep.11   Koizumi secures landslide victory
  Prime Minister's party and its coalition ally have won an overwhelming victory in lower house elections
  Exit polls: Landslide for Koizumi  Exit polls indicate an overwhelming victory for Prime Minister's ruling Liberal Democratic Party Sep.10   Polls point to Koizumi victory  Prime Minister's party is on track to win a comfortable majority in the 480-seat lower house of parliament Aug.8 Vote set for September 11  The Cabinet of Koizumi has set September 11 as the date for a snap election

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Jul.10 Koizumi faces stiff competition at polls

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Nov.9   PM faces reduced majority
  Junichiro Koizumi will have to rely on his coalition partners to remain in power. LDP has lost 12 seats and its majority PM Koizumi wins election

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Jul.29 Ruling coalition win in upper house
Apr.26 Koizumi elected as new PM
  A reformer with a nationalist image replaces the unpopular Yoshiro Mori. The vote was 287 out of a 478
Apr.24 Koizumi wins LDP poll, set for PM

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