Lower House Dissolved For Snap Election
TOKYO (Nikkei)--The lower house of the Diet was officially dissolved Friday after Speaker Takahiro Yokomichi read out the Emperor's dissolution rescript.
The lower house of the Diet was officially dissolved Friday.
The dissolution sets up the first general election since the Democratic Party of Japan came to power in 2009. The election will test the DPJ's hold on power against the main opposition Liberal Democratic Party and other small parties.