Is this the future? The past? A new salesman for the Insta-Vac 3000, the latest in home colonic irrigation? Think so. Or, this is the new leader for New Komeito - you remember them, the junior partner in the LDP coalition that did such a good job, er, doing nothing. But they do like to lay Buddhists or something. Well these posters are popping up all around Our Man's neighbourhood, and according to the girls in the typing pool the slogan is along the lines of "We're closer to you than you think". Yikes. And there are 3,000 of them.*
Our Man reckons there's more than a little Leslie Crowther in the new chap (and a lot of Grecian 2000).
*The girls in the typing pool reckon this is the number of elected pols they have in the country. Our Man reckons it is the year that they will next be back in power.