Aso complains of his words not getting through
TOKYO—Foreign Minister Taro Aso complained Saturday that the “true intent” of his words is not being understood, in reference to criticism over various remarks he has made on sensitive issues concerning Japan’s relations with its Asian neighbors….
“Isn’t it time to speak openly and without hesitation about Japan’s values and thoughts as 60 years have passed (since the end of World War II)? But I’ve found it difficult to get what I want to say understood,” Aso said….more…
Japan’s top diplomat, Foreign Minister Taro Aso, should be glad he’s “misunderstood.”
Nearly every week Aso the Asshole says something undiplomatic such as Japan’s colonization of Taiwan was ‘good’ or Japan “one nation, one civilization, one language, one culture and one race.” The only problem is that the facts understand Aso. Colonization of Taiwan was just that, colonization. Japanese people are a mix of Mongolian/Chinese/Korean — not “unique”. As far as “one nation, one civilization, one language, one culture and one race” goes…. that sort reminds me of “Ein Reich, ein Volk, ein FÃ¼hrer” –One nation, one people, one leader.