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What do you think about the way election campaigns are done in Japan?


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Always hated the "noisy" trucks ! But at least they didn't go on for months and months like here in the states !

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Have to agree with you, @Kurobune. I'm not a big fan of the noisy trucks, but they do lend some uniquely Japanese culture to the process. And it is rather short-term.

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Mostly a farce. Those elected politicians have no power or influence. Japan is still heavily mired in bureaucracy. People will vote for whomever the TVs and newspapers tell them to vote. They will "predict" who will likely to win, the masses will vote accordingly and voila! it all goes according to the plan.

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My feelings are similar to those expressed by Eiji Takano above ...

The election campaigning is okay ... but the way the voters vote often leaves me asking such questions as Why, What, Huh ...

We keep seeing many idiotic politicians returned time after time ... and these characters are just wasting the voters' time ... and their tax money.

Anyway ... that's the way the system works ...

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Those vans that drive about blaring out noise drive me close to insanity. They don't even say anything of note, such as the candidate's policies etc. All I ever hear is "Yamamoto desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Yamamoto desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu. Yamamoto desu, yoroshiku onegaishimasu....." You'd get punched back home for disturbing the peace like that.

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