The ruling coalition is expected to win 280 seats, down from its previous total of 305, weakening the dominance of the Liberal Democratic Party in the parliament.
The biggest opposition group, the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan is expected to gain seats but it may not be enough to topple Prime Minister Kishida's coalition.
Geopolitical futurist Abishur Prakash speaks to TRT World on how technology is splitting the current world order and the impact it will have on politics, economics and society.
Beijing says the aim of the joint exercise was to further develop 'China-Russia comprehensive strategic partnership.'
The latest test comes as both Koreas are building up their weapons capabilities in what could become an arms race on the peninsula.
The plaintiffs are asking $900,000 each in damages, accusing Pyongyang of "deceiving plaintiffs by false advertising to relocate to North Korea", where "the enjoyment of human rights was generally impossible".
The new Prime Minister Fumio Kishida said he is seeking the public’s mandate for his policies after being elected premier by parliament only 10 days ago.
Fumio Kishida took the top job in the world’s third-largest economy on Monday, replacing Yoshihide Suga after his popularity took a nosedive over the pandemic.
It was one of the strongest temblors to rock Tokyo since the massive 9.0 earthquake and tsunami disaster in 2011 that killed thousands.
Fumio Kishida was chosen last week to lead the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, beating three other contenders to take the post and ultimately, based on the party's majority in parliament, the premiership.
Several local train services near Tokyo were temporarily suspended as some flights and ferries connecting the city’s Haneda airport and outer islands have been cancelled.
Fumio Kishida's era as the new prime minister is set to begin. The power shift will also influence the domestic and foreign policy strategies in Japan.
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