Aftermath: Japan #18

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Tokyo -- Japanese went to the polls in their National Election and here are some of them casting their ballots in Tokyo. Women who never knew what it was to have a voice in their nation's affairs until the American occupation are shown at one of the polling stations. Note that they wear the native wooden shoes, the prototype of the now Occidentally fashionable platform shoes. The pro-American Liberal Party of Premier Yoshida Shigeru retained power. The Communists took a bad shellacking, failing to win a single seat in the Diet. In the last Diet the Red Party had 22 representatives. (1952)

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