Gubernatorial Election Campaign Starts
March 24, 2011, Tokyo, Japan - Former Gov. Hideo Higashikokubaru of Miyazaki prefecture, southern Japan, takes to the street in Tokyo's Shibuya district on Thursday, March 24, 2011, as official campaigning for gubernatorial elections started in 12 prefectures including Tokyo. The 53-year-old comedian-turned-politician vies for the post against incumbent Shintaro Ishihara among other candidates in the April 11 election. (Photo by Hiroyuki Ozawa/AFLO)  -mis-.