In this Friday, July 12, 2013 photo, Yoshimasa Kimura, a designer who volunteers for lawmaker hopeful Taro Yamamoto, smiles at Yamamoto's campaign office in Tokyo for the upcoming upper

 

              In this Friday, July 12, 2013 photo, Yoshimasa Kimura, a designer who volunteers for lawmaker hopeful Taro Yamamoto, smiles at Yamamoto
In this Friday, July 12, 2013 photo, Yoshimasa Kimura, a designer who volunteers for lawmaker hopeful Taro Yamamoto, smiles at Yamamoto's campaign office in Tokyo for the upcoming upper house election. The July 21 parliamentary election marks the first time Internet campaigning is legal in Japan. Kimura says the Internet has helped recruit people to hang up more than 14,000 posters and has drawn a new crowd, such as technology experts who showed little or no interest in politics before. The T-shirt worn by Kumura reads: "July 21 upper house election 2013." (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)