In Japan before this summer, people can vote only over 20 years old because our law provides that 20 years old is the age of adult.
However, Japan is an aging society with a low birthrate. The government decided to extend the voting age from 20 to 18.
I wrote this article for Japanese evening newspaper "Fuji"
I interviewed Irish young man Cien, who is 18 years old, voted the general election this year in Ireland.
I interviewed also Taira Togashi who established Japan Youth Conference, and Daisuke Hayashi who organized mock-election for students before reaching the age they can vote.
Thank you very much for all who helped me to publish it.
I think it's important and good for our democracy, and I welcome new young voters.