"Last December’s election for the more powerful House of Representatives brought the LDP and Abe into power. But this election — for 121 of the 242 seats in the Upper House — will give the party a chance to claim majorities in both Diet chambers, breaking the long-standing “twisted legislature” that slowed down or blocked even modest policy proposals."
Source: Nation set for rare political continuity
BY CHICO HARLAN
THE WASHINGTON POST
July 20th 2013