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Strength of in-house groups in House of Councillors

On Aug. 16, former Minister of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology Hayashi Yoshimasa of the Liberal Democratic Party submitted his resignation as Upper House member (Yamaguchi constituency) to Upper House President Santo Akiko, who accepted the resignation. Hayashi resigned to run for the Yamaguchi District No. 3 seat in the upcoming House of Representatives election.


A by-election for the Upper House seat vacated by his resignation will be held on Oct. 24, alongside the by-election to fill the Upper House Shizuoka constituency seat.


The strength of the House of Councillors in-house groups is now as follows. (Abridged)


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