August 26, 2008, the Ministry of Public Management, Home Affairs, Posts and Telecommunications started asking for public opinions related to "the notification draft to revise a part of the regulation for election candidates' speeches including their career through broadcasting media" in order to introduce interpreting in the House of Representatives proportional representation election.
The notification draft was published on August 25, and the deadline for the submission of public opinions is September 24, 2008.
The Ministry says it plans to notify the revised regulation as soon as possible based on the result of the opinions submitted.
Currently interpretation is only limited to the House of Representatives small electoral district election (for the use of video brought) and the House of Councilors proportional representation election.
According to the Ministry, it will apply the partly revised regulation to more targets that interpreting will be used through the adjustment of this system.