one of two branches of a legislature generally smaller and less representative than the lower branch, as the Senate of the U.S. Congress.
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Origin of upper house
First recorded in 1525–35
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Upper-house elections slated for next July will be a key to determining how much room Abe and his party will have to maneuver.Japan’s Liberal Democrats Win Huge, But Stability May Prove Elusive
December 17, 2012
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