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SEALDs made political activism cool, yet some youths steer clear of the group

  • August 17, 2016
  • , Asahi
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Asahi ran a prominent inside-page article on pro-peace student group SEALDs’ dissolution on Tuesday, noting that while it successfully mobilized a number of previously apathetic youths through its active and effective use of social media, other young people remain wary of the political movement. Pointing out that its exit poll found almost half of young voters supported the ruling coalition in July’s Upper House election, the daily speculated that some youths who are worried about Japan’s economic future and the sustainability of social security apparently steered clear of SEALDs on account of the group’s strong “anti-Abe administration” tone.

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