Today is election day. I haven't kept up with the issues, and I can't actually tell you the names of any of the candidates, but I am really happy it's here. The campaign season officially started December 3rd, and what that meant was daily cars driving around and blaring campaign promises. Cars with loud speakers are incredibly annoying, so Ben and I are happy that we will not have to hear that any more.
Japanese do not often openly discuss politics, it's very taboo, and with such a short campaign season things don't get as out of hand as the election back home. Aside from the blaring trucks, the election in Japan was almost eerily quiet.