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AI-powered disinformation campaigns particularly during elections can create varied and nuanced content, making detection more challenging.
COMMENTARY / World
May 7, 2024
If AI wrecks democracy, we may never know
AI-powered disinformation campaigns can create varied and nuanced content, making detection more challenging.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 22, 2021
Yes, vote-buying is illegal. But why?
A public promise of cash payments to a large number of voters isn't illegal; a private promise of money is.
Japan Times
MORE SPORTS
Apr 6, 2021
Georgia voting debate reaches the Masters and Augusta National
Golfers preparing for the year's first major treaded carefully around the recent uproar over state legislation that critics say restricts voting rights in Georgia.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 3, 2021
MLB takes All-Star Game out of Atlanta in response to Georgia voting law
The announcement comes one day after U.S. President Joe Biden called for the game to be moved out of Atlanta.
Japan Times
BASEBALL / MLB
Apr 1, 2021
Biden supports moving MLB All-Star Game in response to Georgia voting restrictions
U.S. President Joe Biden said Wednesday that he would support moving MLB's July All-Star Game from Atlanta as a protest against Georgia's new voting restrictions.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Sep 25, 2020
Battles over U.S. voting rules fuel concern about postelection fights
With less than six weeks until the U.S. election, laws governing how Americans vote remain in flux in many battleground states, with the two parties locked in an intensive fight over the rules as President Donald Trump continues to suggest he will challenge any outcome unfavorable to him.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Sep 10, 2020
How a few lawyers pushed voter fraud fears into the U.S. mainstream
For months, U.S. President Donald Trump has tried to convince Americans that the Nov. 3 election will be "rigged,” claiming without evidence that mail voting will open the door to mass cheating.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
Aug 22, 2020
Democrats tiptoe around how loudly to sound alarm on voting risk
Speakers at the Democratic National Convention this week had to walk a careful line between warning Joe Biden’s supporters of obstacles to voting and being so negative that they discourage participation.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 19, 2020
Trump postal chief pauses cuts amid outcry as Democrats raise pressure
Critics have accused Trump, trailing Democratic challenger Joe Biden in opinion polls, of trying to hobble the Postal Service to suppress mail-in voting.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Nov 27, 2019
Britain's December election prompt surge in voter registrations
The number of Britons registering to vote before a midnight deadline expired on Tuesday was up 31 percent compared to a similar period before a 2017 election, with data showing almost 4 million registrations ahead of the Dec. 12 election.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 17, 2019
'Dear young people, don't vote!' say Japan's senior citizens in campaign viral video
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!"
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Feb 26, 2019
A month ahead of election, Thailand's billionaire rising political star is energizing young voters
Young people line up to take selfies with him. His hashtags are trending. And when billionaire Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit promises an end to Thailand's military "dictatorship," supporters of his Future Forward Party roar their approval.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 21, 2018
Japan lowers minimum voting age for constitutional referendums to 18
The minimum voting age in national referendums to amend the Constitution was lowered to 18 from 20 on Thursday as part of a series of moves to encourage civic participation by young people.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Jun 11, 2018
Tokyo District Court holds first hearing on expats' right to vote on Supreme Court justices
Five Japanese living abroad claimed at the Tokyo District Court on Monday that their inability to participate in national reviews of Supreme Court justices was unconstitutional.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 20, 2017
80% of students plan to vote when they turn 18: survey
Some 80 percent of students polled say they plan to vote after turning 18, the minimum voting age, according to a private think tank.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Oct 6, 2017
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike defends her party's policy of not granting foreign residents in Japan the right to vote
Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike defends her recently launched party's policy of denying foreign residents here the right to vote or run in local elections, stating that such measures are necessary to protect the national interest.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Society
Mar 25, 2017
Coming of age? Japan's shifting definition of adulthood
Graduating from high school represents a significant milestone in any young person's life, a landmark that certainly wasn't lost on the countless 18-year-olds milling around Shibuya Station on a recent March afternoon. Among them was 18-year-old Akane Endo, who was brimming with excitement at the prospect...
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 29, 2016
The top Japan news stories of 2016
The Japan Times newsroom selected these national news stories as the most important of 2016.
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 21, 2016
Hiroshima court rules law denying inmates right to vote constitutional
A Japanese court has found an election law provision denying prisoners the right to vote in a national poll is constitutional, in the latest ruling in a series of lawsuits filed over the controversial issue.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 11, 2016
LDP-led ruling bloc, allies clear two-thirds majority hurdle in Upper House poll
The Liberal Democratic Party-led ruling coalition scored a sweeping victory in the Upper House election Sunday that gave the Diet's pro-revision forces the two-thirds majority needed to initiate Japan's first constitutional referendum, final results showed Monday morning.

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