Asia

    • Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe exchanges smiles with Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party during ballot counting at the party headquarters in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.
    • Japan's main opposition Democratic Party of Japan leader Banri Kaieda looks unhappy during ballot counting in the upper house elections at his party headquarters in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.
    • Election staff members open ballot boxes for counting in the upper house elections at a ballot counting center in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.
    • An elderly woman casts her vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.
    • An elderly man casts his vote in Japan's upper house parliamentary elections at a polling station in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.
    • A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo, July 21, 2013.

    Elections in Japan

    Published July 22, 2013

    Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc won a decisive election victory in parliament's upper house on Sunday.


    You May Like

    Video Twists and Turns Aplenty in US Presidential Race

    Even as Americans pause for this week’s Memorial Day holiday, much attention is focused on the presidential contest

    China's Education Reforms Spark Protest

    Beijing is putting a quota system in place to increase the number of students from poor regions attending universities

    The Struggle With Painkillers: Treating Pain Without Feeding Addiction

    'Wonder drug' pain medications have turned out to be major problem: not only do they run high risk of addicting the user, but they can actually make patients' chronic pain worse, US CDC says