Despite the devastation of World War II, Japan, one of the few powerful economies of the planet with its share of the developing technology sector, is preparing to take a first step.
The posters of the robot photo that will fight to become Tama's new mayor have already begun to appear in many parts of the city.
In 2014, Michihito Matsuda, a candidate for the Tama municipal elections, must win the election to become the mayor of the robot, which is the candidate of choice even if indirectly.
Because Michihito Matsuda underlines that if the election is won, the mayor's office will be made by the robot with artificial intelligence.
Underlining that this project is a first for mankind, Matsuda has even opened an office and a website for the robot's nomination campaign.
Matsuda, who is in the country's press release on the issue, argued that artificial intelligence, which would analyze the present data better than humans and could make more analytical decisions, would better govern the city.