"The Liberal Democratic Party secured 65 seats, a record under the current election system, while coalition partner New Komeito won 11. Of the 242 upper house seats, 121 were up for grabs, with the ruling coalition already holding 59 seats that were not contested. ....The LDP will become the top party in the upper chamber with a total of 115 seats, retaking the crown for the first time in six years"
Decisive Win Gives Ruling Coalition Control Of Upper House
July 22nd 2013