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Updated: July 11, 2010 10:06 IST

Voting for upper house begins in Japan

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Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his wife Nobuko pose cast their votes for the upper house election at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 11, 2010.
AP Japan's Prime Minister Naoto Kan and his wife Nobuko pose cast their votes for the upper house election at a polling station in Tokyo, Sunday, July 11, 2010.

The stakes are high for Japan’s ruling Democratic Party of Japan in Sunday’s upper house elections, as polls opened to voters.

The party and its ally need to win 56 seats to control the chamber.

The DPJ currently holds 116 seats, and its junior partner, the People’s New Party, six seats. Half of the House of Councillors’ 242 seats are up for grabs.

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