I met Asao over two years ago through my sister. From the very beginning, I was struck by his sincerity and genuine concern for the well-being of people in his life — from his family, friends, and various circles of athletes to random people he may encounter in his daily life. When I learned that he was trying to make Chiyoda a better place, it reaffirmed to me that he had always upheld a higher sense of mission. The people of Chiyoda would be fortunate and well-served by a leader who will unconditionally put their interests above all and fight for them. Although I currently live in New York City, I will be sending my thoughts over to Tokyo in wishing him all the best . Good luck!