A 94-year-old man who cashed in his funeral savings to use as an election deposit was out canvassing for votes Friday, just two days ahead of Japan's general election.
Ryokichi Kawashima (2nd R), a 94-year-old candidate for the December 16 general election shakes hands with a voter at Hanyu city in Saitama prefecture, north of Tokyo, on December 14, 2012. Kawashima who cashed in his funeral savings to use as an election deposit was out canvassing for votes on December 14, 2012, just two days ahead of Japan's general election.
Ryokichi Kawashima, the oldest candidate in the race for the lower house this Sunday, says he felt he had to get involved in politics to stop the younger generation making such a mess of things.
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