Democracy is alive and well in Japan, but candidates for political
office and political campaigners in Japan are prohibited by law
from knocking on people's doors and canvassing on the doorstep,
so they set up megaphones on the street or parade in cars blasting
out their message.
Listen to a street campaigner from the New Socialist Party of Japan
(NSPJ) haranguing the early morning suit-and-tie crowd on Shinjuku-dori
avenue where it passes through the business district of Yotsuya in
April 25, 2006.