For the first time in the more than two decades I've lived in Japan, I voted today.
|The polling station|
The local polling station was an elementary school about 3 or 4 minutes away by bicycle - one of those drab old concrete monstrosities from the 1980s or, god forbid, earlier. There were hoardings, one on north side of the school, one on the west, with candidates' posters.
|Voter reception desk|
|My voter registration form (left) and voting paper for candidate's name (right)|
|Political party voting form (left) and supreme court judge voting paper (right)|
I filled in the party name, left the supreme court judge paper blank, and posted each in the box of the second and third ballot box clerk respectively.
That was it. I made my way out, leaving my choices to be counted and make their tiny contribution to Japanese history.
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