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Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

Upper House member Matsuzawa Shigefumi (Kanagawa district), who left Nippon Ishin (Japan Innovation Party), is running in the Yokohama mayoral election (start of campaigning on Aug. 8) and thus has automatically forfeited his position. Nippon Ishin accepted Matsuzawa’s notice of resignation dated Aug. 5. In accordance with the Public Offices Election Act, no by-election will be held. The seat will be filled as part of next year’s Upper House election. The strength of the House of Councillors in-house groups is now as follows. (Abridged)

 

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