Asian-American politicians challenge Kyoto youngsters to enter politics

Younger Japanese, especially women, should exercise not only their right to vote but also their right to hold elected office and enter politics, a visiting delegation of politicians from the United States said during a conference in Kyoto.

Six Asian-American state representatives from Hawaii, Vermont, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland, and Oklahoma told university students Monday that statistics show it is important to start a political career while young. If you don’t run for office to represent your values, who will, they asked.

This article in The Japan Times is about the 2015 Asian American Leadership Delegation. Click here to read more on The Japan Times website.