Concern for Japan's democratic process

| Dec 27, 2014

Concern for Japan's democratic process

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Elections are the lifeblood of democracy. They represent an awesome empowerment — the right of citizens to peacefully overthrow their government and choose another. The prime minister called an election. He submitted his government to the judgment of the people. The election was held. ...

Dec 12, 2014

Take the time to vote

Voter turnout Sunday for the Lower House election is forecast to be as low as it was in the 2012 race. Young people especially need to realize that, by avoiding the polls, they are losing their voice on issues that will certainly affect their ...

Major parties concerned about voter turnout

Jul 19, 2013

Major parties concerned about voter turnout

The big political parties are concerned about voter turnout for Sunday’s Upper House election and its impact on the eventual makeup of the Diet. Ruling and opposition parties believe interest in the election is weakening, as media reports have suggested the ruling coalition, led ...