Japan gets Net campaign, but not savvy candidates

Associated Press
Japan gets Net campaign, but not savvy candidates

In this Friday, July 12, 2013 photo, a video camera for Twitter aims at Taro Yamamoto deliver a speech during his campaign rally for the upcoming upper house election in Tokyo. The July 21 parliamentary election marks the first time Internet campaigning is legal in Japan. Yamamoto, a movie star turned lawmaker hopeful, is live-streaming his campaign speeches and urging crowds to tweet his photo. The tech-savvy approach is a major departure from the old-style campaigning that has long dominated here. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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