Japan Tuesday began campaigning for the general election at the end of this month with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida seeking another term for the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).

While Kishida, who took office on Oct.4, is wooing voters for a mandate for his Covid-19 and economic policies, the opposition has banded together to counter the ruling party's grip on power.

The general elections in the archipelago will be held on Oct.31. EFE