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Abe headed for big win in Japan polls

By AFP Tokyo – Candidates in Japan made a last-ditch plea to voters Saturday on the last day of campaigning before an election expected to…

Meteorologists expect strong winds and heavy rain across much of Japan on polling day Sunday. (AFP / MANILA BULLETIN)

Japan braces for super typhoon ahead of election

By Agence France-Presse A powerful typhoon was bearing down on Japan Saturday, a day ahead of national elections, with experts predicting severe winds and heavy…

NASA-NOAA's Suomi NPP provided a visible image of Typhoon Lan east of the Philippines. The image showed powerful, thick bands of thunderstorms spiraling into the center. The eye was obscured by high clouds. Image: NOAA/NASA Goddard Rapid Response Team | Manila Bulletin

Japan braces for election-day typhoon rains

By AFP Tokyo – A typhoon is expected to lash Japan with heavy rains Sunday, potentially weighing on turnout as millions of voters head to…

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike have dominated the campaign. (AFP | Manila Bulletin)

Abe eyes big win in snap Japan vote

By AFP Tokyo – Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears poised to secure a fresh term at the helm of the world’s third-biggest economy Sunday,…