Proud Moment! 41-Year-Old ‘Yogi’ Becomes First Indian To Win An Election In Japan

An Indian origin Japanese has been elected to Tokyo’s Edogawa ward assembly. The 41-year-old man known as ‘Yogi’ is the first Indian to win any election in Japan. Puranik Yogendra, naturalised Japanese received 6, 477 votes which is fifth highest of the 226,561 valid ballots cast in polls held in April 21 as part of the unified local elections held across the country, Asahi Shimbun, a Japan daily, reported.

“I want to be a bridge between Japanese and foreigners,” said Yogi, who was backed by the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan.

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