Very little progress has been made on reconstruction two and a half years after the disaster, or on cleaning up from the ensuing nuclear crisis at the crippled Fukushima Dai-Ichi plant that has most of Japan's atomic reactors still closed for safety checks.

Despite considerable public opposition to nuclear power in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, many voters appear to be willing to support the pro-nuclear LDP because they are attaching a higher priority to economic and security issues.

Associated Press writers Malcolm Foster, Mari Yamaguchi and Emily Wang contributed to this report.
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