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KAZUHIKO YAMAUCHI was born in Tokyo in 1965. His nickname is Yama-
san. He briefly attended Meteorological College and Shinshu 
University before graduating from Tokyo University with a degree in 
linguistics. He was making his living selling stamps and coins when 
he was chosen by the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to be their 
official candidate for the Kawasaki City Council seat.
"My plan was to become famous first and then run for office."
       
    SAYURI YAMAUCHI was born in Nagano, Japan. She works for an American 
corporation in Marunouchi, Tokyo. She met Yama-san on the internet 
and married him in 2002. Their honeymoon took place on a "Peace Boat" 
to North Korea.
"Why do we need to wear those white gloves while canvassing? To avoid 
sun burn?"
       
    JUNICHIRO KOIZUMI was born in Kanagawa, Japan in 1942. He holds a 
B.A. in economics from Keio University. He was the 87th, 88th, and 
89th Prime Minister of Japan and the 20th president of the LDP. He 
was elected to the House of Representatives twelve times. His father, 
Junya Koizumi, and his grandfather, Matajiro Koizumi, were both 
members of the House of Representatives.
       
    FUMIO MOCHIDA was born in Kawasaki, Japan in 1951. After graduating 
from Tokyo University of Agriculture, with a degree in Landscape 
Architecture Science, he started a company that grows garden plants. 
He was elected as a Kanagawa Prefectural Assemblyman for the first 
time in 1995 and was serving his 3rd term at the time of shooting.
"Yamauchi, don't run away from your own wife, you know. "
       
   

DAISHIRO YAMAGIWA was born in 1968. After graduating from Yamaguchi 
University, where he studied veterinary medicine, he obtained a 
veterinary doctor's degree from Tokyo University. He started an 
animal clinic, but was elected to the House of Representatives in 
2003. He was serving his second term at the time of shooting.
"If this was the samurai age, Yamauchi would have to commit HARA-KIRI."

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