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With a pivotal national election due by fall, University of Tokyo student Kensuke Harada feels compelled to raise political awareness among young adults, who have consistently ignored their right to vote.

Harada, 23, is concerned low voter turnout among the young has been allowing lawmakers to pursue policies that solely address the needs of elderly people and ignore the financial burden that will one day fall on the shoulders of his own generation.

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