I found this very interesting post by one of my favourite Japanese Culture blogs Daily Onigiri titled “Japanese politicians speaking to empty audience”. It shows photos of Japanese politicians campaigning on streets, speaking to NO ONE. Yes. These politicians are talking about their political platforms to an empty audience.
I’m already aware that this is quite normal in Japan, but because I’m used to over-the-top political campaigns with popular celebrities endorsing politicians from my mother country, the Philippines, and the frequent well-attended televised debates by politicians here in Canada, I can’t help but be fascinated with this kind of lonely campaigns in Japan. But of course, I’m not generalizing that all election campaigns in Japan are as empty as these photos. But take note that these people are major politicians.
Photo Credits: hamusoku.com
I find these photos entertaining and sad at the same time. Big thanks to Daily Onigiri for posting these photos. If you haven’t done so yet, I highly recommend checking out this blog. It’s super entertaining.
That’s all for today, folks! Have a great day. Cheers!
P.S. Exercise your right to vote. You may think one vote from you is insignificant, but you never know. If you’re not satisfied with your own government, use your power and right as a citizen to choose the best person for the job. But if you don’t think that any of the candidates are the “best” for the job, run for it. You never know. You might just be the next Prime Minister or President of your country.
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