Japan's population is ageing at an alarming rate. The country has the highest proportion of elderly in the world. Twenty-two per cent of its people are 65 or older.
It also has the second lowest birth rate in the world after Hong Kong. That could explain why the Democratic Party of Japan's child allowance of $270 a month is such a popular platform.Fifty one per cent of people in their twenties say they will vote. That's up from 46 per cent four years ago.But the figure is low compared to the 84 per cent of people in their sixties who plan to vote.Overall turnout is expected at 74 per cent.
Al Jazeera's Steve Chao reports from Nara, Japan, on how the age factor is affecting this year's election.
Content on this website is for general information purposes only.
Your comments are provided by your own free will and you take sole responsibility for any direct or indirect
liability. You hereby provide us with an irrevocable, unlimited, and global license for no consideration to
use, reuse, delete or publish comments, in accordance with Community
Rules & Guidelines and Terms and