Japan revives right to vote for adult wards

Japan's parliament on Monday revised the public office election law to revive the right to vote for an estimated 130,000 adult wards.

The revision will take effect after a one-month period for its publicizing in time for this summer's House of Councillors election.

The revision repealed a provision that adults would lose the right to vote if their adult guardians are appointed.

It also requires adult ward voters to select their voting assistants from election board officials if they cannot write candidate names on ballots.