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Japan to hold general election on December 16

Japan is to hold a general election on December 16, a senior governing party official confirmed on Wednesday.

Asked on an NHK news programme if the country would be going to the polls on that Sunday following a 12-day official campaigning period, Democratic Party of Japan deputy party secretary general Jun Azumi nodded.

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