Here are just a few of the gems offered by Toyama Koichi—nihilist, ex-con, street musician, and candidate for governor of Tokyo—in a Japanese television broadcast:
* "Gentlemen! This nation is horrible."
* "I do not have a single constructive proposal. The only thing we must do now is scrap and scrap—annihilate everything that exists!"
* "To further our ferocious, terrifying plans of overthrowing the government, there is information on how to contact me on the posters."
The whole dada-rific performance is here. If he is elected, Koichi concludes, "They will be terrified. I myself will be terrified."