As the nation readies for the upcoming Upper House election set for this Sunday, a video targeted at Japan's youths is going viral owing to its controversial message delivered by a group of senior citizens: "Dear young people, don't vote!"

In the video message, a group of senior citizens seemingly try to discourage young voters from going to the polls by telling them: "Don't vote, you don't need to; Japan is a peaceful place."

But later in the video message three elderly actors address issues that have attracted attention ahead of the vote such as the country's pension system, which has in recent years made headlines for poor management of its funds.