Friday, July 19, 2013
Communist Party Campaigns at Kyobashi Station in Osaka
Sunday is election day in Japan with seats in the upper house up for grabs. Party heads have been traveling throughout Japan to support local candidates. I happened to be at the Kyobashi station in Osaka when Japanese Communist Party President Kazuo Shii was lending his support for local candidate Kotaro Tatsumi. A large crowd had gathered to hear the speeches and show their discontent for the majority coalition (Liberal Democratic Party and Komeito) and the Japan Restoration Party. It was encouraging to hear sane voices and see so many people concerned with politics. If you are eligible to vote in Japan please don't forget to do so on Sunday.
See how the event was covered on Kotaro Tatsumi's web site (in Japanese): http://www.tatsumi-kotaro-jump.com/activity-report/post-2162.html