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High school students pose for photos with a cardboard Instagram frame calling on more youth to vote in the July 10 upper house election, in front of a busy crossing in Shibuya.

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Japan's laws are so confusing now more than ever. You can't buy things that are bad for you until you're 20 which is supposed to be the legal age because apparently before that in Japan, you aren't old enough to make informed decisions that will affect your life but now you can vote starting at 18 years of age and possibly screw up more than just your own life. I'm sure social media won't affect any of those votes...

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"...but now you can vote starting at 18 years of age and possibly screw up more than just your own life."

I always found this argument hilarious. The belief that uninformed 18 year olds voting will somehow hurt society more than the "informed" wise cronies in their 30s - 60s have who just vote for the name of the guy who's the son of who they voted for before.

This country is in the crapper, has been for years, and you're worried 18 yr olds will ruin that? I'm not saying under 18ers should vote, 18 is good to me, and in no way can this country's trajectory get worse.

Old people have been voting and screwing up the future of children for years, at least now the next generation has a chance to have their say.

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I think it is smart move from the LDP to allow young to vote, because obviously they do not have enough maturity and experience to understand the whole cover-up system and to find the right information, they will rather fall for an Instagram, Twitter , Facebook ads than anything else....

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hopefully, they will know who and what to vote for

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Children voting for adults who treat the voters as children. Big wheel keep on turnin'...

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Actually this is kinda good. It may encourage youth to do a bit more critical thinking about who to put in office. Maybe the oyaji's and old school way of thinking will be voted out more for more modern thinking folk?

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Voting is only a very small first step.

On the other hand, if NOBODY voted, that would send a very powerful message.

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I think it is smart move from the LDP to allow young to vote

Here is a part of the problem. It isn't just the LDP that "allowed" them to vote. People have to realize that there is more than just the LDP out there and they need to educate themselves about politics.

That doesnt just go for 18 year old's either.

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