Japanese general election - women vote, votes are counted, queues form outside poling station.
Unissued / unused material.
General election in Japan.
Various shots votes being counted. Vote counters are male and female, some women wear traditional kimonos. Gigantic ballot boxes with Japanese writing on are un-padlocked.
Various shots men and women registering at poling station. Various shots people reading poster outside poling station. M/S elderly woman being directed to ballot box by officials. Various shots elderly couple hobbling into poling station. Good shots traditionally dressed women in voting booths, some carry babies on their backs. Travelling shot past long queue of people waiting to vote. More shots people voting, jeep carrying American soldiers pulls up outside poling station.
Old records give date as 06/06/1946.
Note: item similar to Gazette story titled "Japan's Women Step In" in 46/36.