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Connecting with Japan's teen voters looms as hurdle amid low turnout

The turnout ratio for teenagers in the upper house election was 45.4%, compared with 54.7% for all age groups.

TOKYO -- Sunday marked the first Japanese national election in which the minimum voting age was lowered to 18 from 20. But the lackluster participation of the teens highlights the challenges political parties face in reaching out to youth.

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