"(Tokyo) capital goes to the polls today for an election that surveys indicate Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s ruling coalition will win, reflecting his strong support ahead of a national upper house election next month....The LDP itself is likely to take more than 50 seats, replacing the DPJ as the largest party, the paper said. The DPJ held 43 seats heading into the poll, while the LDP and New Komeito had 62 between them."
Source: Japan’s Ruling LDP Set to Win Tokyo Vote Ahead of National Poll
By Isabel Reynolds
June 23rd 2013