Juliette Prime, 25
Civil servant (French)
Despite his criticism of French maths, I like Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara. He's controversial and outspoken. He's also an artist and he won art prizes in his twenties.
Julian Lambert, 40
IT manager (Aussie)
I like (ex-PM) Junichiro Koizumi because he has an endearing character, an inspirational hairstyle, and he defies convention. If your heart is on strike, he's the strike breaker.
Ayumi Nishiguchi, 24
I really like Koizumi because he's warm-hearted, and his manifestos were forward-thinking and benefited the people. He was also very entertaining.
Hisanori Uchida, 43
Ex-Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka was a self-made man from a poor family who only had a primary school education. Unlike some, he didn't get his job through nepotism.
Soyogu Aoki, 31
Former Democratic Party of Japan leader Seiji Maehara gave the party a youthful and refreshing image, although his term only lasted a few months.
Louise Ohashi, 29
English teacher (U.K.)
I like Prime Minister Taro Aso because he doesn't give in to popularity polls and always does things a little differently. I also think he has a lovely lopsided smile.