Voices | OVERHEARD

Voting with one's feet

Sixty-three-year-old Japanese man: Do you want me to take you to go vote?

Ninety-one-year-old Japanese woman: If I had enough energy to go vote, I’d go to the doctor’s.

— Utsunomiya, Tochogi Prefecture. Overheard by a Japan Times On Sunday reader on the day of the Upper House elections on July 10.

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