Watching the Japanese NHK news (in English, of course). I used to watch it in the morning when I got up a bit earlier. A story on the upcoming Japanese elections mentions some of the political parties in Japan. Interesting bits:
- Second most popular party by representatives is called The Party of Hope
- The oldest political party in Japan and currently 5th largest representation is the communist party.
- Another loosely translates to the party that cares for Japan’s heart.
- There seem to be smaller parties that splinter off from larger parties or merge. The Japanese Innovation Party no longer exists, but sounds like a good one.
Other stories on tonight’s news are a rare and strange road rage case outside of Tokyo this summer, and declining dental care among children in Japan. Ouch. Just showed a kids tooth getting pulled.