Japan’s Young Stand to Gain Stronger Voice

March 2, 2015 2:09 AM

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Japan’s Young Stand to Gain Stronger Voice

TOKYO— Ryoma Matsubayashi says he is still stung by a memory of a politician handing out campaign fliers who declined to give him one.

“He clearly wasn’t interested in young students who couldn’t vote,” said the 17-year-old Tokyo high-school student, who was prompted by the politician’s cold shoulder to eventually join a group advocating for the voting age to be lowered from 20.

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