A few weeks ago the Yomiuri News on-line reported the following:
On the 19th (June) a change in the Public Office Election law which would reduce the voting age from "over 20 years old" to "over 18 years old" was announced.
The implementation date would be June 19th, 2016. After becoming effective, the voting age set at 18 years old would first be applicable to the National Election. A prospect was likely that it would have its first application at the House of Councilors election next summer.
Members of the House of Councilors would have a re-election because their tenure of office would end by July 25th, 2016 next year. The upcoming summer House of Councilors election would be made public on June 23, voting would be on July 10, subsequently a prospect could be seen. A total of about 2,400,000 eighteen or nineteen-year-old voters would join for the first time due the realization of setting the voting ago at 18 years old.
After being applied to the House of Councilors election, on reaching the age of 18 years old, one could also vote in the subsequent local election to be held.
I am interested to know the voting intentions of the new young voters.