People walk past posters of candidates for the Kawasaki City Assembly in Kawasaki, suburbun Tokyo, on April 12, 2015. Japan on April 12 held nationwide local elections, partially seen as a referendum on Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's efforts to boost the country's economy with upper house elections due next year.    AFP PHOTO / Toru YAMANAKA        (Photo credit should read TORU YAMANAKA/AFP/Getty Images)