‘Jack Bauer’ versus ‘Macron’: the colourful candidates clashing in Japan’s election

From an opposition leader nicknamed “Jack Bauer” to a gaffe-prone finance minister who used Adolf Hitler as an example when talking about leaving a political legacy, there are some colourful characters competing in Japan’s election.
Yukio Edano
Edano, a former trade minister and leader of the new centre-left Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, won fame as chief cabinet secretary during the country’s 2011 tsunami disaster, briefing reporters every day, often at odd…