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Monday, April 16, 2012

The Japan Smile Party

Andrew Edsall posted this link to one of the best campaign videos I've ever seen.

Mack Akasaka ran for the position of Mayor of Tokyo last year.  He has a very small fringe party (he may even be the only member) called the Japan Smile Party.  To no one's surprise, he lost the election but he did produce this video outlining his platform.  It's delightful.

OK, I don't really know who this fellow is or what he represents but what a refreshing change from dark suits and expressions of "deep concern" over the "pressing issues" of our day.

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