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Mascots try to sway voters in Japan

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Five mascots are now campaigning in local primaries. Five mascots are now campaigning in local primaries.

Japan unveiled the candidates for its upcoming election Tuesday, but this is no ordinary campaign.

Mascots from different regions of Japan gathered in Fukushima to show their stuff. The mascots are running in an election timed to coincide with a parliamentary vote Japan is set to hold this summer. Five mascots are now campaigning in local primaries. The winner gets to represent Japan's northern Tohoku area in a national runoff.

Japanese people will decide the victors of local elections this month before the winning national mascot is chosen by an online vote in July. The mascots will employ all their talents in the attempt to persuade Japanese voters.

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