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Changing face of Japanese politics
Voters look set to show ruling party exit and end over 50 years of conservative rule.
101 East's Hywell Davies in Tokyo
Last updated: 28 Aug 2009 12:29 GMT
Final push in Japan campaign
Polls predict opposition set for historic landslide as election campaign nears end.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2009 10:18 GMT
Japan job losses add to PM's woes
Soaring unemployment raises doubts about sustainable post-recession recovery.
Last updated: 28 Aug 2009 08:06 GMT
Poll predicts Japan vote landslide
Public opinion leaning towards opposition party for Sunday's parliamentary vote.
Last updated: 27 Aug 2009 08:39 GMT
Japan election: Party pledges
Ruling LDP and Democrats offer different paths on economy, climate and foreign relations.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2009 07:56 GMT
Profile: Taro Aso
Japan's incumbent PM faces a bruising battle as he struggles to retain power.
Last updated: 26 Aug 2009 06:11 GMT
Japan minister warns of poll revolt
Senior ruling party official warns of tough fight in final days ahead of election.
Last updated: 25 Aug 2009 09:22 GMT
Japan election campaign kicks off
Japan PM Taro Aso faces daunting challenge from opposition Democrats.
Last updated: 18 Aug 2009 08:31 GMT
Japan poll rivals meet in TV debate
Japanese PM battles plunging opinion polls in face of opposition challenge.
Last updated: 13 Aug 2009 05:09 GMT
Embattled Japan PM calls elections
Taro Aso dissolves parliament as opinion polls predict heavy defeat for ruling party.
Last updated: 21 Jul 2009 05:11 GMT
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