Official campaigning is underway in Japan's Upper House election set for July 21. It may prove to be a barometer of public opinion on the current administration's six and a half years in power.
The ruling coalition consists of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior partner, Komeito.
Ruling coalition partner Komeito has announced its platform for the Upper House election, set to take place in late July. The party's pledges include slashing allowances paid to Diet members and raising the average national minimum wage.
Komeito Chief Representative Natsuo Yamaguchi gave a news conference on Wednesday. He said Komeito's campaign slogan would tout the party's "ability to listen to small voices."
NGT48 have started a campaign called 'Sekai no Hito to Lip Sync Shitai' (We want to lip synch with people around the world).
The campaign is held to commemorate the release of the group's fourth single "Sekai no Hito e" in 119 countries. For this campaign, the group is asking fans to upload a video of themselves lip synching the chorus part of "Sekai no Hito e" on Instagram with the hashtag "#lipsyncngt48." Among the videos collected, they will select videos that are "original and fun" to put together NGT48's official lip sync video.
Japan's prime minister and a veteran lawmaker campaigned in Kyoto on Saturday, ahead of an election to choose the leader of the main governing party. Shinzo Abe said he'll promote tourism to jump-start regional economies, while Shigeru Ishiba is calling for moving some central government offices outside Tokyo to rejuvenate the countryside.
Abe is seeking a 3rd straight term as the president of the Liberal Democratic Party. He said regional revitalization must be promoted, as many people across Japan say they've yet to enjoy the benefits of an economic recovery.
The 2018 Lexus RX 350L will go on sale in the United States on January 16th and the company is gearing up for the occasion by launching a new advertising campaign for the three-row crossover.
The campaign will kick off on January 13th with a new commercial called “Emily." The video features a little girl, named Emily, who says her parents got a new car but claims "it's mine." The clip then shows the girl and her friends being taken to a birthday party and being surrounded by her pets and stuffed animals. The video then ends with Emily's mother asking her if she's excited to meet her new baby sister as the girl gives a sad face indicating she doesn't want to share the crossover.
Nissan returns to its Lucasfilm collaboration once again with "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," coming to theaters on December 15. In the campaign, which features five TV commercials, Nissan uses the fantasy world of "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" to help consumers understand high-tech features like ProPILOT Assist, Automatic Emergency Braking (AEB) and Blind Spot Warning, all part of the company's Nissan Intelligent Mobility mission.
This is Nissan's second collaboration with the Star Wars franchise, following last year's successful campaign that garnered 1.8 billion impressions and helped the Rogue SUV post industry-leading sales records. Star Wars provides the platform to make Nissan Intelligent Mobility approachable, while also connecting Nissan to millions of fans nationwide. The first ad of the campaign airs Friday, November 3.