Jul 22, 2013

Online campaigning had little impact

About 10 percent of the nation’s voters said they made use of information that Upper House candidates posted on the Internet in deciding how to vote, according to exit polls. In post-voting comments, 86.1 percent said they didn’t go online to help them with ...

Jun 28, 2013

Police to monitor online campaigning for Upper House race

Prefectural police departments across the nation set up task forces Thursday to crack down on campaign violations prior to the Upper House election next month, focusing particularly on online activity. With the ban on online campaigning no longer in force, the Metropolitan Police Department ...

Jun 5, 2013

Firms offering Internet election info

Six major Internet firms plan to team up to offer videos and other online information about Net-based political campaigning to reach out to tech-savvy young voters when more modern rules come into play for the Upper House election in July. The initiative marks the ...

Apr 20, 2013

Online campaigning nears

Enactment of a bill to allow candidates' campaigns to use the Internet is expected to increase people's interest in politics and voters' turnout at the polls.

Feb 1, 2013

LDP backs online campaigning

The Liberal Democratic Party has outlined legislation that would allow the use of all types of online communications tools, including email, Facebook and Twitter, for election campaigns, LDP lawmakers said. “A partial lifting of the ban on online election campaigning would not meet the ...