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Actress Saya Takagi (L) of Japan's New Renaissance Party, a candidate for the July 10 election for parliament's upper house, talks with voters on the street in Tokyo's Sugamo district, an area popular among the Japanese elderly.

Her party proposes lifting the ban on medical marijuana research. More on her party here: www.japantoday.com/category/politics/view/japan-party-backs-use-of-medical-marijuana-gets-mixed-reaction

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Oh no, not another actress, or model, or singer or stuff like that!

Is this really what the Japanese government looks like?

As I mentioned before next will be some AKB girl.

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It is a popularity contest. With so much voter apathy even a 16 year old idol stands a good chance of being elected. This country is a real joke.

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If i had the vote, I would vote for the person who didn't drive around my town polluting the air with "~~~desu. yoroshiku onegai shimasu".

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Which one is the candidate?

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New Renaissance Party

How right wing are they?

A) Right wing of Attila the Hun

B) Right wing of Adolf Hitler

C) Right wing of Margaret Thatcher

D) Very, very right wing.

E) Right wing.

F) It's a state secret.

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Come on guys give her a chance. I don't know much about her, but lifting the ban on medical marijuana research is a pretty bold step in the right direction.

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Is she hitchhiking? What's she gunna do, ride that old woman's back? Well, as long as she isn't going to ride the taxpayers' backs, then more power to her!

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Hey there, I want to change things!

We've voted in the same party every time because 70 years ago....

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"I promise, if elected, we will NOT allow anyone to build any youchien facilities in your neighbourhood."

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drlucifer It is a popularity contest. With so much voter apathy even a 16 year old idol stands a good chance of being elected.

You have to be 25 years old or older to run as a candidate for public office.

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To Mike L:

I am right there with you. Japanese campaigns are farces.

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Lovely expression on the obaachan's face: 'Yeah, like whatever!'

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Meiyouwenti You have to be 25 years old or older to run as a candidate for public office.

I know, just being Sarcastic

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Oh no, not another actress, or model, or singer or stuff like that!

I don't think she could do a worse job than some of the geezers currently in office.

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Her party proposes lifting the ban on medical marijuana research.

You gotta respect a candidate who puts her neck out a bit to propose something that would do a lot of people a lot of good, and would hurt absolutely no one.

Good on her, whatever the reason for her fame.

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caption: "hey lady wanna get high with me? Its cool!"

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Welcome back Mrs.Saya Takagi. I think your best jobs is a actress.

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