As I mentioned in a previous post about the Tokyo governor’s election, it’s on between former Miyazaki governor Hideo Higashikokubaru and incumbent Shintaro Ishihashi.
Because anyone who is eligible can nominate his or herself for the position, there are a lot of videos on YouTube now in which people declare their candidacy for the election. One particular site has all of the videos as far as I have seen.
There are some crazy videos of people wanting to be the governor of Tokyo Japan, but all of the candidates make a speech so I thought I’d embed the videos of the two I think it will come down to. In fact, I predict that Higashikokubaru will be the next leader of Tokyo.
Here are videos of the candidacy announcements from incumbent Governor Ishihara followed by the one from Higashikokubaru, known as Sonomanma Higashi during his days as an actor and comedian. They are in Japanese, of course.
The next is Hideo Higashikokubaru. He definitely brought a much more facially expressive sign language translator.