Teenagers in Japan Can Finally Vote. But Will They? – The New York Times

Japan’s ruling Liberal Democratic Party posted a manga comic on its website aimed at 18-year-olds, featuring a high school girl who decides to vote as a way of attracting the attention of a boy she likes. The comic was criticized as sexist on social media. Credit Shiryu Nakatake

In a nation whose politics are dominated by older voters, apathy threatens to dilute the power of newly enfranchised 18- and 19-year-olds.

Source: Teenagers in Japan Can Finally Vote. But Will They? – The New York Times

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