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Ichigen koji (28)

Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, June 28, 2011

一言居士
– A person who has something to say about everything

“He is a sorcerer and a con artist with a genius for using language. Since it isn’t possible to be a politician without the ability to casually take back one’s words, I’m disqualified right from the start. I’d like to pattern myself after him.”

– Masuzoe Yoichi, head of the New Renaissance Party, on Prime Minister Kan Naoto. The Japanese are seldom so sarcastic, either in public or in private, but the prime minister tends to elicit negative reactions from most of the people he deals with.

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2 Responses to “Ichigen koji (28)”

  1. toadold said

    In the US I read a lot of sarcastic comments about Obama, however they don’t seem to make it to the Main Stream Media for some reason. Did Masuzoe Yoichi’s comment make mainstream Japanese media??

  2. toadold said

    Way off topic:
    http://www.foxnews.com/health/2011/06/28/fake-babies-fake-lives/?test=faces
    Proof positive that the US is equal to any country in the wackiness department.
    Adult women buying $12,000 fake baby dolls and pretending they have babies.

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