Monday, December 15, 2014

(701) For conscientious citizens

Although an alarming percentage of the Japanese (something in the neighborhood of 47%) abstain from voting on national elections, the state tries its best to not allow them the alibi of inconvenience: from the moment the elections are announced until the actual election day, voters can vote on any day they want and the procedures are automated to a great degree –also, those who do vote get a packet of tissues as a token of gratitude for taking the time.

(For a bigger version of this picture both in color and black and white, check my "Japan Arekore" set on Flickr)

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