Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Taro Aso

So it seems Taro Aso is the new LDP President and most likely new Prime Minister of Japan.

I have two thoughts on this - one of them biased and unobjective, the other just plain immature.

1.) He was lambasted by Beijing in 2006 for being so controversial as to call Taiwan "a law abiding country".

For this, I like him. I like anyone willing to stand up and say that to China's face; though it might have been merely a linguistic snafu.

Then again, he also said he'd like to make Japan into the kind of country where "rich Jews would like to live" which is horrifically politically incorrect but almost excusable given Japanese notion of political correctness (or lack thereof, depending on who you ask.)

2.) His name sounds like it ought to be a dessert. I'll have the soba noodles, three yakitori and taro aso for dessert.

Which is biased and which is immature? You get to decide.

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