The unified local elections, which will be held once every four years, will be held on the 4rd, and the gubernatorial elections will be announced in nine prefectures, and the election campaign will begin. As the population continues to decline, it is expected that debates will be exchanged in various regions over child and child-rearing policies and the revitalization of local economies.
In the unified local elections held once every four years, voting is scheduled to be held on the 4th of next month for the first half and the 9rd of next month for the second half, and the gubernatorial election will be announced in nine prefectures on the 23rd.
Candidates will be accepted by local election committees from 23:9 a.m. on the 23rd, and the 8-day campaign will begin.
According to NHK's summary, a total of 17 candidates are scheduled to run in the nine gubernatorial elections.
In the nine gubernatorial elections,
Hokkaido is the only country in which the ruling and opposition parties are set to face off in a full-scale showdown.
Nara and Tokushima are likely to be "conservative splits" with divided support within the LDP, and Nara is expected to be a fierce battle with the participation of candidates from the Japan Restoration Party and candidates recommended by the Communist Party.
In addition, Tokushima is set to challenge the incumbent by two former members of the Diet and a newcomer to the Communist Party.
In Osaka, in addition to the evaluation of the Osaka prefectural government so far, such as measures against the new coronavirus, candidates such as the Osaka Restoration Association and other parties are expected to compete for measures to support education and child-rearing, and for attracting IR=integrated resort facilities including casinos.
Oita is expected to be a contest between the former mayor of Oita, who is supported by the Liberal Democratic Party and the New Komeito Party, and a former member of the House of Councillors who was elected four years ago in the House of Councillors election after opposition parties fought together.
In this unified local election, as the population continues to decline, debates are expected to be held in various places over child and child-rearing policies and the revitalization of local economies.
Minister of Internal Affairs and Communications Matsumoto: "Actively participate in voting"
Minister Matsumoto said, "Unified local elections are an extremely important opportunity to express one's will to local politics at hand and to elect representatives to whom the future of the region is entrusted. I sincerely hope that your participation in the vote will further develop Japan's local autonomy."