Campaigning has kicked off for the second round of unified local elections next Sunday, prompting many candidates to fire up megaphone-armed vans to holler their names and slogans through each neighborhood in their constituency.

It's a familiar sight in Japan, but one 30-year-old Chiyoda Ward candidate, Takeori Yamashita, thoroughly rejects.

Yamashita, an information technology employee vying for a seat in the Chiyoda Ward Assembly in Tokyo, is promoting policies he says will better fit today's society — starting with a "No Campaign Car" policy.