Category: Election

Blind Election Japan

Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, stands on a ‘Tenjin’ block’ meant for the blind whilst making speech

Yukio Edano, leader of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, pictured here, stands on a ‘Tenjin’ block’ or ‘Tactile tile’ on October 16th as he makes a speech, possibly impeding access for people with visual impairments.

Coronavirus COVID-19 Election Japan

Japanese ruling and opposition parties agree to enact law to allow COVID-19 patients to vote by mail

Japanese ruling and opposition parties on Thursday 20th May agreed to enact a new law to allow COVID-19 patients recovering in hotels or at home to vote by mail in national and local elections. COVID-19 patients and people who had close contact with them are required to stay in hotels or at home while they recover. It is difficult for them to visit polling stations.