Tokyo Gubernatorial Election 2020: Candidate Profile for Makoto Nishimoto

This is the 8th post introducing candidates in the Tokyo governor race.

Check the other candidate profiles using these links: Koike; Utsunomiya; Ono; Yamamoto; Sakurai; Komiyama; Takemoto.

The goal of these profiles is to get readers to know all the candidates on one website. I want to help people find information with minimal effort.

This post will focus on Makoto Nishimoto (Super Crazy-kun) and his policies.


Name/Age: Makoto Nishimoto/33 years old

Occupation: Singer/Rapper

Political Party: Independent


2020 Policies

Nishimoto’s main means of communication is Instagram. Unlike other candidates, he doesn’t have a website.

He pledges to tackle 3 issues:

① Relaxing the Law Regulating Adult Entertainment Businesses

  • Resume economic activities at all restaurant businesses as well as amusement/entertainment businesses  
  • Remove restrictions on business hours 

② Zero pet extermination/euthanization 

  • Implement a license system for owning pets 
  • Strengthen penalties for pet exterminations

③ Zero children on nursery school waiting lists 

First Impressions

  • Seems flashy at first, but his policies are pretty normal (though they lack specifics)
  • Probably isn’t running to win, but is likely to win over younger voters who are disillusioned with politics (want new, unconventional candidates)

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