July 16, 2007

Election campaigning in Shinjuku

With Upper House elections taking place on July 29th, the politicians are now out in full force on the campaign trail, and in front of many stations around the country you can see politicians on top on minibuses giving speeches to the passersby. Like Britain, Japan has its share of novelty candidates, and celebrities such as professional wrestlers have taken seats in parliament in previous elections.
This guy, who, it seems, goes by the name of Mac Akasaka, and looking somewhat like a camp daytime TV aerobics instructor of years gone by, was campaigning and dancing in front of Shinjuku station on Sunday.

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