Finance Minister Kaoru Yosano apparently felt faint Tuesday while standing atop a campaign vehicle. He soon recovered with a sip of water, an aide said. The 70-year-old Yosano is running on the Liberal Democratic Party’s ticket in the Tokyo No. 1 single-seat district.

Just as the campaign event was winding up at around 11:30 a.m. with a traditional “Ganbaro” (“Do your best!”) chant, he grabbed a bar on the vehicle’s roof, apparently to steady himself, instead of raising his arm to the sky.

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