News Guide: What to watch for in Japan's parliamentary elections

December 14, 2014 5:15 AM

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News Guide: What to watch for in Japan's parliamentary elections

A man casts his vote for parliament's lower house election at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014. Japanese voters headed to the polls Sunday in a parliamentary election that is expected to reaffirm the ruling Liberal Democratic Party's majority, though many analysts were predicting a record low turnout. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko) (The Associated Press)

TOKYO – A national election in Japan on Sunday is expected to return the ruling party of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power in a possible landslide. At stake is the 475-seat lower house, which is the more powerful of Japan's two houses, and has the final say in picking a prime minister and approvin...

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