National Election official announcement: singer speaks in sign language

The 24th Upper House Election was made public on June 22.

Imai Eriko, 32, is a member of a female vocal group "SPEED." As one of the Liberal Democratic Party proportional representation candidates, she made an election race start at Yuraku-cho, Tokyo, giving speech, "I'd like to make the society that gives everyone a smiling face." (photo)

Imai described her impression on the first campaign speech, "I was feeling like the first live show."

She's bringing up her eldest son who is Deaf as a single mother.

Japanese sources:

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