I was interviewed for this special report on the malapportionment of seats in Japan, which was published in the New York Times on October 28, 2021. Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/28/world/asia/japan-election-rural-urban.html
In Japan, Rural Voters Count More Than Those in Big Cities. It Shows.
The disproportionate weight of rural voters in Japan gives sparsely populated parts of the country more representation — and more government largess — than urban areas, perpetuating what critics call an unfair system.
Motoko Rich, Makiko Inoue and
Interviewed by New York Times