Singer with Deaf son wins first for Upper House election

July 10, 2016
http://www.hochi.co.jp


Imai Eri, 32, a singer of the "SPEED" group, who ran for an Upper House Election by LDP proportional representation, became certain.

She (photo left) is bringing up an 11-year-old Deaf son (center), as a single mother. 

Imai stated about her political vision, "I will persevere in nation building so that I can report opinions of persons with disabilities to the Government accurately."

She indicates also to continue her singling activities after election.

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