August 30, 2009

Off With The Old...?

Today is the last day to vote for the National Parliamentary Election.

The candidates had their final chance to speak out last night. This is the candidate for the Democratic Party in our district. During the election period, the exits around the stations are filled with supporters and staff, even the candidates themselves, asking the poeple to vote. It's pretty much a fiesta.

This election is especially festive, seeing as the Democratic Party may have a chance at ousting the long ruling Liberal Democratic Party. If this happens it'll be a very big change. Or not. You never know with the politics here in Japan.

We'll just have to see how it turns out!


Hilda said...

Whoever gets elected, I just pray it's the people who win.

Leif Hagen said...

Ganbatte! Ganbatte! Great election photo! What's Takako Doi up to these days? She was a politician when I was an English teacher in Gero-Onsen! There was just a major election last week in Afghanistan, too! Show us your election results! Genki de ne!

Eamon said...

Yoroshiku onegaishimasu! Minshuto no Ono Tsuka de gozaimasu! Ono Tsuka desu. Yoroshiku onegaishimasu!

And so it goes on endlessly, from what I remember. Hmmm...did I get the name and the party right, or did I mess up? :)

Kaori said...

Takako Doi isn't the head of the Social Democratic Party anymore, but I think she's still around :)

Eamon, you've got it down pat! I remember the candidate saying it exactly like that! How did you know?

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