Next week, the Upper House elections will feature a lot of celebrity would-be politicians, most of whom seem to be professional wrestlers. One of the most famous celebrity politicians, comedian Kiyoshi Nishikawa, is retiring after 18 years in the Upper House.

Kiyoshi has managed to keep 60 percent of the promises he made to his Osaka constituents over the years. One of the questions local media is asking is whom Nishikawa’s 1 million supporters will vote for on July 11.

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