News Kindaichi's Fumiya Sato Runs for Japanese Legislature
posted on 2009-05-27 06:07 EDT
The religious organization Kōfuku no Kagaku launched a political party called Kōfuku Jitsugen-tō at a Wednesday convention, and it is fielding 17 candidates for Japan's legislature, including Kindaichi Case Files manga artist Fumiya Sato. The 43-year-old creator will run for Fukuoka Prefecture's 8th district — which happens to be the home district of Tarō Asō, the politician who once half-jokingly said that he is more well known in Japan for being a manga geek than prime minister. Among the other Kōfuku Jitsugen-tō candidates are former NTV newscaster Junko Tanaka and The Blue Hearts rock band's bassist Junnosuke Kawaguchi.
Source: Sankei Shimbun's Zakzak