Yahoo search data points to LDP, Komeito majority in election

Yahoo Japan Corp. on Monday said an analysis of recent Internet search data by its users suggests that the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito party will secure enough seats to regain a majority in the upper house in the July 21 election, in line with what major media organizations are projecting.

The two parties will gain a total of 71-78 seats, the Internet company said. Its projection is based on search data between May 28 and June 21 just ahead of the campaigning began on July 4, taking cues from a similar study done on a lower house election last year, it said.