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Japanese Millennials and Politics: An Introduction

In the summer of 2016, Japanese youngest millennials, eighteen and nineteen years old, went to the polls for the first time. Until then, the voting age had been set at twenty years old, but a 2015 revision in the legislation dating from 1945 changed this. It was the only revision in the Public Offices Election Act in seventy years, which had originally lowered the voting age from twenty-five to twenty and empowered women to vote for the first time.

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Japan’s Changing Demographics and the Impact on Its Military

[caption id="attachment_6996" align="aligncenter" width="469"] Japanese troops in South Sudan. Japanese forces left South Sudan in the spring of 2017. Source: Screen capture from the documentary Japan—60 Years of Contribution in Peacekeeping and Humanitarian Mine Action Activities by UNMAS United Nations on YouTube at https://tinyurl.com/y8lmfn9d.[/caption] Modern Japan has long been a prosperous country with a growing population, but over the past couple of decades, its economy has struggl...