🇯🇵🗳️🚨The campaign for the 49th Election to the House of Representatives started today in Japan.

13 days left.

This will be the first national election I follow since I became interested in JP politics. Sadly It won't be in Japan, but let's learn & have fun together from afar! ImageImage
+1000 candidates:
18% women♀️

9 main political parties:

465 seats:
289 Single-Member Districts
176 Regional Proportional list seats

✅233 seats for a majority Source: https://www.asahi.c...
🤔📊Right out of the gate:

First prediction about the election results (19/10/21):

LDP 238
Komeito 32

CDP 131
JCP 20
Reiwa 1

Ishin 23

What do you think? #JapanPolitics #JapanDecides2021 #JapanElection21 ImageImageImage
To start the coverage of the election, two essential readings from @TokyoReview:

First, this preview by @CoreyJWallace about the state of the race and how the LDP arrives to the election:
tokyoreview.net/2021/10/japans… #JapanPolitics
@TokyoReview @CoreyJWallace Second, @Seitanical on the unprecedented efforts of the different Opposition parties to unify and coordinate candidates in an election for the House of Representatives.

Just a first step in a long process of going back to power. tokyoreview.net/2021/10/japans…
@TokyoReview @CoreyJWallace @Seitanical To start the campaign, definitely check out this long thread I made in August about the 47 prefectures of Japan and some of the most interesting districts of the country.

What a trip!🗾🛤️

In this thread I will add some of the tweets from politicians around Japan in the campaign trail!

Follow below 👇👇
Maverick Nakamura Kishiro, a former member of the LDP, launchig his campaign in Ibaraki as part of the CDP now.

'People over party' he says, showing his local strength, and a truck full of posters from fellow Opposition politicians today. #茨城7区

Koike Akira, Secretariat of the Japanese Communist Party visited #沖縄1区 Okinawa to support Akamine Seiken, the party's lone incumbent in a district. He has tough race ahead in search of a third term: In the two previous elections, he took only 39%.

🚨🇯🇵🗳️🚨Two of the main Japanese newspapers are out today with their first, largely similar, analysis of the election:

The LDP majority of +233 seats is AT RISK in this election for the first time in 20 years. Wow

Yomiuri: yomiuri.co.jp/election/shugi…
Nikkei: nikkei.com/article/DGXZQO…

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🚨The exciting part of the year for Japanese politics is rapidly approaching: with the race for the leadership of the LDP upon us, the general election for the Lower House is getting closer and closer.📆

Reports say that it could take place by Mid-October! Thus, this project:➕ Image
I would like to make a rundown on the 289 Single-Member Districts that compose part of the Lower House of the Japanese Diet.

Let's see the conditions of each district, the candidates & how the Japanese media & history see the race. Join me and follow along! In for a long ride🎢
Yes. I'm THAT crazy. LOL

All in with the 289 districts. Let's do it for fun and in order to learn more (myself included) about JP politics.

Please don't hesitate to add info, point out mistakes or anything you want! #JapanPolitics
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Kenji, a former head of Japan's Bar association, already run for Governor in 2012 & 2014 supported by the Communist Party. #宇都宮健児
Not surprising but: Tamaki Yūichirou, the leader of the DPFP, has confirmed that his party will not endorse Utsunomiya Kenji. The ghost of the failed Party of Hope experiment, to which Koike and the DPFP belonged in 2017 still haunts the Opposition. this.kiji.is/64080088590110…
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