Japan's ruling LDP on a tightrope in Lower House election

Members of the Liberal Democratic Party raise their fists during an election campaign in Saitama, Japan on Oct 30, 2021. PHOTO: AFP
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TOKYO - Before Prime Minister Fumio Kishida, only two other Japanese premiers had used chartered flights to travel around the country to campaign during an election.

They were Mr Taro Aso of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in the 2009 Lower House election, and Mr Naoto Kan of the now-defunct Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) in the 2010 Upper House election.

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