TOKYO Dec 6 Japan's main opposition Liberal
Democratic Party looks to be on course to win a solid majority
in the Dec. 16 parliamentary election and return to power for
the first time since 2009, media polls showed on Thursday.
The LDP calls for radical monetary easing by the Bank of
Japan to beat persistent deflation and the strong yen. It also
vows to stand tough against China on territorial issues over
disputed islands in the East China Sea.
The opinion polls by the Nikkei business daily, Asahi and
other major newspapers, showed the ruling Democratic Party of
Japan (DPJ) looked likely to suffer a bad loss, possibly losing
half or more of the seats it holds in the lower house of
However, surveys of some 100,000 voters also showed up to 40
percent were undecided on who they would vote for.
(Reporting by Tetsushi Kajimoto; Editing by Paul Tait)