Abe eyes stability in Japanese politics after election
Kyodo -- Jul 03
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe pledged Wednesday to restore stability to Japanese politics by winning the upper house election later this month, adding he is facing the "last chance" over the next decades to lift the Japanese economy out of its chronic deflation.

In a debate with other party leaders a day before official campaigning commences for the July 21 House of Councillors election, Abe said he will not clarify whether he will visit the war-linked Yasukuni Shrine in Tokyo, which China and South Korea see as glorifying Japan's militaristic past.

"I will address the twisted relations between the two chambers of parliament by winning the upper house election, and will secure stability in politics," Abe said during the debate organized by the Japan National Press Club, reiterating his strong desire to end the dominance of opposition parties in the chamber.

真夏の決戦に向けて、9党首が激突した。 参議院議員選挙の公示が4日に迫る中で行われた注目の党首討論で、質問の矛先は、多く­の場面で、安倍首相に向けられた。
Sources: Kyodo, FNNnewsCH
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