In April 1991, Yuya ran for governor of Tokyo. He simply wanted to make the point that everyone has the right to be a candidate. He played some street gigs, surprising many passers-by as his truck suddenly changed into a fantastic stage!
This was a special experience for the lucky audience and the performaces received a lot of press attention.
Yuya didn't win the election, but he did receive 54,654 votes!
I think he may have won as an artist, not as a politician.