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Japanese political candidate runs for office dressed as 'Joker'

Web report/Tokyo
Filed on March 15, 2021
Photo: Yuusuke Kawai/YouTube

The man released a five-minute rap video, starring himself dressed as the Batman villain.

A Japanese political candidate has announced his intention to run for mayor with a rap video dressed as ‘The Joker’.

According to Tokyo Sports, Yukuke Kawai, 40, dressed as Joaquin Phoenix’s popular character to announce his run for the office of governor of the Chiba Prefecture.

Kawai, the head of an event planning and temporary employment company, announced his nomination for the ‘Party to Make All of Chiba a Land of Dreams and Magic’.

He laid out his plans on his personal YouTube channel, where he also released a five-minute rap video, starring himself, called 'It’s Showtime'. In the video, he is seen dancing at several locations across Japan wearing the Batman villain’s infamous clown makeup and purple suit.

“Since the clown is kind of a dark hero, I had this impression that I could get the support of the masses,” he told Tokyo Sports, explaining the reason behind his make-up.

Influenced by films, he outlined some of his plans for the small town, which includes renaming Narita Airport as Disney Sky, and making ‘Let It Go’ from Disney’s Frozen Chiba’s theme song, Kotaku reported.

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