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Domestic Policy  ›  Government Surveillance

Should the government be able to monitor phone calls and emails?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Deporting Criminal Immigrants

Should immigrants be deported if they commit a serious crime?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, as long as it is safe for them to return to their country

Elections  ›  Right of Foreigners to Vote

Should foreigners, currently residing in Japan, have the right to vote?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Taxes

Should Japan raise taxes on the rich?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Science  ›  Nuclear Energy

Do you support the use of nuclear energy?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo


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Foreign Policy  ›  Military Spending

Should Japan increase or decrease military spending?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseDecrease

Domestic Policy  ›  Whistleblower Protection

Should the government pass laws which protect whistleblowers?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Mandatory Military Service

Should every 18 year old citizen be required to provide at least one year of military service?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Drug Policy

Are you in favor of decriminalizing drug use?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, but increase funding for addiction prevention and rehabilitation

the Economy  ›  Economic Stimulus

Should the government use economic stimulus to aid the country during times of recession?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Government Spending

Should the government make cuts to public spending in order to reduce the national debt?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Minimum Wage

Should the government raise the national minimum wage?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Social Media Regulation

Should the government regulate social media sites, as a means to prevent fake news and misinformation?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Domestic Policy  ›  Term Limits

Should there be term limits for members of the National Diet?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Flag Burning

Should it be illegal to burn the Japanese flag?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Corporate Tax

Should Japan raise or lower the tax rate for corporations?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseRaise

Healthcare  ›  Marijuana

Do you support the legalization of Marijuana?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, and increase penalties for non-violent drug offenders

Healthcare  ›  Healthcare Funding

Should the government increase spending on healthcare?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Free Trade

Should Japan pursue free trade deals with other countries?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Dual Citizenship

Should immigrants to Japan be allowed to hold dual citizenship status?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Syrian Refugees

Should Japan accept refugees from Syria?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Citizenship Test

Should immigrants be required to pass a citizenship test to demonstrate a basic understanding of our country’s language, history, and government?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Welfare

Should there be fewer or more restrictions on current welfare benefits?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseFewer

the Economy  ›  Domestic Jobs

Should the government provide tax incentives to private companies to keep jobs within the country?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Candidate Transparency

Should political candidates be required to release their recent tax returns to the public?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Euthanasia

Should terminally ill patients be allowed to end their lives via assisted suicide?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes, but only after a psychological examination to show they fully understand this choice

Immigration  ›  Muslim Immigrants

Should Muslim immigrants be banned from entering the country until the government improves its ability to screen out potential terrorists?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Minimum Voting Age

Should the minimum voting age be lowered?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Environmental Regulation

Should the government increase environmental regulations on businesses to reduce carbon emissions?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Elections  ›  Political Party Subsidies

Should political parties receive money from the government?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Environment  ›  Genetically Modified Foods

Do you support the use of genetically engineered crops and foods?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Elections  ›  Campaign Finance

Should corporations, unions, and non-profit organizations be allowed to donate to political parties?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Immigration  ›  Skilled Immigrants

Should the government increase or decrease the amount of temporary work visas given to high-skilled immigrant workers?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Environment  ›  Plastic Product Ban

Should disposable products (such as plastic cups, plates, and cutlery) that contain less than 50% of biodegradable material be banned?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Animal Testing

Should researchers be allowed to use animals in testing the safety of drugs, vaccines, medical devices, and cosmetics?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Crime  ›  Prison Overcrowding

Should non-violent prisoners be released from jail in order to reduce overcrowding?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo, but we should increase funding to offer education and skill building services for prisoners

Healthcare  ›  Mental Health

Should the government increase funding for mental health research and treatment?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Gay Marriage

Do you support the legalization of same sex marriage?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Immigration  ›  Immigration Ban

Should there be a temporary ban on all immigration into Japan?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Transportation  ›  Public Transportation

Should the government increase spending on public transportation?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Foreign Policy  ›  Foreign Aid

Should Japan increase or decrease foreign aid spending?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseIncrease

the Economy  ›  Tariffs

Should the government add or increase tariffs on products imported into the country?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Private Prisons

Should the government hire private companies to run prisons?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

Crime  ›  Drug Trafficking Penalties

Should drug traffickers receive the death penalty?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Universal Basic Income

Do you support a universal basic income program?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  LGBT Adoption Rights

Should gay couples have the same adoption rights as straight couples?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Abortion

What is your stance on abortion?

CD>CD  Party’s support basePro-choice

Crime  ›  Criminal Voting Rights

Should convicted criminals have the right to vote?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Domestic Policy  ›  Political Advertising on Social Media

Should social media companies ban political advertising?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Economy  ›  Welfare Drug Testing

Should welfare recipients be tested for drugs?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo

the Economy  ›  Offshore Banking

Should citizens be allowed to save or invest their money in offshore bank accounts?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Transgender Athletes

Should transgender athletes be allowed to compete in athletic events?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Healthcare  ›  Single-Payer Healthcare

Do you support a single-payer healthcare system?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Corporate Subsidies

Should cities be allowed to offer private companies economic incentives to relocate?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

Social  ›  Niqāb

Should women be allowed to wear a Niqāb, or face veil, to civic ceremonies?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseYes

the Environment  ›  Fracking

Do you support the use of hydraulic fracking to extract oil and natural gas resources?

CD>CD  Party’s support baseNo