With local elections just around the corner, these bingo-like billboards boasting pictures of each area’s candidates are currently as ubiquitous in Tokyo as hostess bars and convenience stores.
However, being ineligible to vote makes delving into any of the candidates detailed proposals a pointless exercise, and anyway, Japanese democracy appears to entail nothing more than maintaining the status quo and electing relatives of previous runners. Yet judging the pictures alone, young Leo Suzuki would possibly be worth a punt; his manly pose and martial arts prowess making him appear to be a man who could perhaps make something happen.
That said, Hiroko Kano might well be a woman but she is equally manly – maybe even more so.
But when all is said and done, surely super suave ‘Shoko’ should seal the deal, as he is speedy, open, kind and an opinion leader. Plus perhaps more importantly, he is hot too.