2021 Japanese general election
|Date||31 October 2021|
|Description||General election in Japan mid-COVID. Terror attack on polling day. A mandate for vaccine passports?|
The 2021 Japanese general election was held on 31 October 2021.
Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resigned in September 2021. He was replaced by Fumio Kishida as Prime Minister and leader of the Liberal Democrats. Their manifesto included an electronic vaccine passport system.
A suspected terror attack occurred on election day. A knifeman dressed as the Joker attacked commuters on the Tokyo Metro, and started a fire on one of the carriages. 17 people were injured, with no fatalities reported.
Exit polls suggest the ruling coalition will return to office on a smaller majority.