As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe prepares to ram through legislation that would drastically alter Japan's security stance, both his Liberal Democratic Party and the main opposition Democratic Party of Japan are taking their arguments to the people — via a series of pamphlets, YouTube videos and Internet television explainers.

Experts, however, say these methods will likely have little effect on public opinion.

The unusual attempts to explain and debunk the controversial and complicated legislation are part of a quest by the ruling bloc and the opposition to reach a public that is unsure of the legislation and critical of politicians' motivations.