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Ageing Japan turns to its youth as teens set to vote

Politicians wary of huge voting power of older people, despite shrinking tax base
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 05:50
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POWER OF YOUTHS: The move will bring Japan - where political power resides firmly with the grey of hair - in line with other developed countries and will extend the franchise to an extra 2.4 million 18 and 19-year-olds.

Tokyo

JAPAN is set to take a baby step towards rebalancing the age scales when lawmakers lower the voting age to 18 from its current 20, allowing teenagers into polling booths for the first time.

The move will bring Japan - where political power resides firmly with the grey of hair

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