Voters attend an election rally in Tokyo on July 12. Photo: Reuters

Minor party candidates in Japan’s upper house election bank on single issues, colourful personality, to woo voters

  • A deaf woman and LGBT representatives are among those vying for 124 seats up for grabs
  • A record 104 women are taking part in Sunday’s election
Topic |   Japan

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Voters attend an election rally in Tokyo on July 12. Photo: Reuters
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Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall

Julian Ryall never expected to still be in Japan 24 years after he first arrived, but he quickly realised its advantages over his native London. He lives in Yokohama with his wife and children and writes for publications around the world.