Who is Yamada Taro?

Who is Yu Yamada?

  • The anti-censorship campaign stance of Japan House of Councillors candidate Taro Yamada appears to have resonated strongly with his constituents, as it has been reported that Yamada has won his bid for election.

  • Yamada is very popular on Twitter, YouTube, and Nico Nico Douga, where he posts political content relating to "otaku" interests such as freedom of speech and internet privacy. In 2012, he ran as a candidate for the former Your Party (a centrist splinter group from the LDP that dissolved in 2014) and was elected into the House of Councillors.

  • Yamada’s election campaign greatly focused on standing against the censorship of comics, manga, and video games, appealing greatly to the otaku community. During his campaign, Yamada further courted the otaku community by playing a custom vocaloid theme song, “Yamada Taro no Uta” or “Yamata Taro Song” from the speakers of his campaign cars:

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