T.M.Revolution Reveals He Rejected Offer to Enter Politics
posted on by Jennifer Sherman
Many American actors and members of the entertainment industry have entered the political sphere, even recently, but do you know of people in Japan's film and music industries doing the same? Can you picture any Japanese performer today who might make a good politician? One Japanese celebrity known around the world recently revealed he had been approached to enter Japan's political realm.
Musician and actor T.M. Revolution (Takanori Nishikawa), musician Toshihiko Takamizawa, and music producer Satoshi Takebe appeared on the Bokura no Jidai television program on Sunday. Discussion turned to the Inazuma Rock Fes. event, which has been held every year since 2009 in Nishikawa's home prefecture of Shiga. Nishikawa is serving as chairman for this year's event. He said that the festival is rare in Japan in that it is held in cooperation with local government.
At that mention, Takamizawa began teasing Nishikawa. He said Nishikawa might also become prefectural governor and asked him if he is going to make his debut as a politician. Nishikawa then revealed that he had, unfortunately, been approached by a certain political party even though he had absolutely no interest in entering politics.
Takamizawa and Takebe didn't want to let Nishikawa off the hook. They persisted, saying, "But you seem suited to be a politician!" Takamizawa added, "It'd be cool for a rock singer to be prefectural governor." Nishikawa swiftly reiterated that he has no plans to become a politician.
Nishikawa performed at Anisong World Matsuri at the Otakon convention in Washington, D.C. in August.