Ishiba gives up on using "Animal Crossing" in LDP campaign

Shigeru Ishiba, a candidate to succeed Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, has abandoned plans to utilize the smash-hit video game “Animal Crossing” for his ruling party leadership election campaign as doing so would violate the game’s terms of use, his camp said Tuesday.Ishiba, a 63-year-old former defense minister, had looked to use the game on Nintendo Co.’s Switch console to reach out to rank-and-file members of the Liberal Democratic Party by setting up an island called “Jimin-to” — a play on the party’s Japanese name — and making campaign yard signs available for users to download.But Nintendo’…

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