Women's participation in elections questioned; sake labels mandatory; Tokyo bathhouses call for one-day lockout; automatic ticket gates employed

National / History | JAPAN TIMES GONE BY Apr 4, 2015

Women's participation in elections questioned; sake labels mandatory; Tokyo bathhouses call for one-day lockout; automatic ticket gates employed

by Edan Corkill

100 YEARS AGO Thursday, April 8, 1915 Women's participation in elections questioned Women's participation in election campaigns, which has hitherto been considered a matter of taste, is now reported to become a legal question as well. Those who disfavor the idea of any political action by the ...

Absentee ballot system up, running

Reference | FYI Jun 3, 2008

Absentee ballot system up, running

by Setsuko Kamiya

Suffrage is a fundamental right of a democracy, and many countries ensure their citizens can cast absentee ballots. It was only a decade ago, however, that Japanese living abroad won the right to vote in national polls. They had to campaign actively before politicians were ...