Our kick-off parties were held in Asakura City, Kasuga City and Dazaifu City in my electoral district on July 22. Ms. Satsuki Katayama, Member of the House of Councilors, was invited as an honorable guest, and Mr. Kazumi Hirai, Member of the Fukuoka Prefectural Assembly, made speeches to support me at all three parties. Mr. Daizoo Kusuda, Mayor of Dazaifu City, attended the party in Dazaifu City as a special guest. Looking at a large attendance at all three parties, I was inspired to make further efforts for my political campaigns.
Since we had refrained from holding any large-scale gatherings due to the coronavirus pandemic for the past year, my first local gathering after a long interval required a lot of effort, and all the staff in my office suffered greater hardships than before in planning and implementing these parties. Thanks to Satsuki Katayama’s kindness and cooperation, my kick-off parties achieved greater success than we expected. It gave me strong encouragement and confidence. I will definitely win the forthcoming election in close cooperation with all of my supporters. Once again, I will advocate, “I will do it. If I don’t, who will?”