English article: Singer with a Deaf son seeks Upper House seat


February 10, 2016

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Imai Eriko (photo), who gained fame and success for belting out tunes as a member of J-pop group SPEED, used sign language to announce her candidacy in the Upper House election this summer.

Imai, 32, a single mother of an 11-year-old son with a hearing disability, will run on the ruling Liberal Democratic Party’s ticket.


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