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Our correspondent Terrence Terashima now joins us from Tokyo to discuss the result of Japan's upper house election and its consequences. Hello Terrence,
Q1: The result of the upper house election is a dramatic contrast to the DPJ's landslide victory last August when they seized control of the parliament and ended the rival conservative party's 55-year's rule. How did local media interpret the failure?
Q2: What kind of impact will the result of the upper house election cast on Naoto Kan's handling of Japan's politics in the future?