So Our Man's been thinking (uh, ohh) it's almost election day in Japan (August 30th, remember?) it's time to get serious about the Japan Election Coverage thing. Now you know you can rely on OMIA as an honest broker in these troubled times, but he can't do it all himself. He is not ready to name his election coverage team just yet, but he would like to try out a new feature on you folks. Yep, dazzled by the high-tech graphics that Japanese news goes in for, he thought he would come up with his own combination of Auntie Beeb's Swingometer and Japan's official national sport, sumo.
May Our Man present the prototype Sumometer (Hatoyama is in purple, Aso in red):
A close call, but on action replay, Aso falls first! A victory for the DPJ!