Mitsuo Matayoshi

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Matayoshi in July 2010

Mitsuo Matayoshi (又吉 光雄, Matayoshi Mitsuo, also, Iesu Matayoshi) (February 5, 1944 – July 20, 2018) was a Japanese political activist. He was known for his perennial candidacy for Mayor of Tokyo. He called himself The only God Matayoshi Mitsuo Jesus Christ (唯一神又吉光雄・イエス・キリスト) or Jesus Matayoshi (又吉イエス).[1] He was a conservative politician. In 1997, he created the World Economic Community Party (世界経済共同体党), a political party based on his belief that he was God.

Matayoshi died from pneumonia on 20 July 2018 in Tokyo, aged 74.[2]

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  1. "From One God to the UFO Party, eccentric election campaigners are out of this world - Mainichi Daily News". Mainichi Daily News. 27 October 2005. Archived from the original on 20 October 2007. Retrieved 19 March 2012.
  2. "党元代表逝去のお知らせ". World Economic Community Party. (in Japanese). Retrieved 25 July 2018.