Japanese Voters Head To The Polls

Japanese voters head to the polls

Japanese voters are electing new governors, mayors and local lawmakers across the country on Sunday. For national parties, it's an opportunity to build momentum as they prepare for Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations opened at 7 AM. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins so they can continue pursuing their political agenda.

Voters Across Japan Head To The Polls

Voters across Japan head to the polls

People across Japan are heading to the polls on Sunday to elect governors, mayors and local lawmakers. For national parties, it's an opportunity to fortify their base in the lead up to Upper House elections this summer.

Polling stations began opening at 7 a.m. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its coalition partner Komeito are hoping for big wins to ensure their political agenda maintains momentum. But opposition parties see Sunday's vote as an opportunity to chip away at the ruling bloc.

Akb48 Open Polls For 'request Hour 2017'

AKB48 open polls for 'Request Hour 2017'AKB48 have opened polls for their live event 'AKB48 Group Request Hour Set List Best 200 2017' to be held on January 21 and 22 at TOKYO DOME CITY HALL.
'Request Hour' is an annual event where fans can vote for their favorite AKB48 group song. The members then perform the fan favorites in order of ranking. This year, the top 100 songs will be performed during the event.