Japan’s new froggy foreign minister


Drum-large First, it was the revelation that Miyuki Hatoyama, the wife of the Japan’s new premier-in-waiting Yukio Hatoyama, claims to have visited Venus. (3Yen.com/2009-09-03).

Now, the soon-to-be Japanese foreign minister, Katsuya Okada (with amazingly bloodshot, dope-smoking, eyes ) has revealed his special affinity for frogs.

Froggie-minister Katsuya Okada

Okada to become Japan’s new foreign minister.
Sept 4. 2009 (AFP)…One of his more peculiar hobbies is collecting items that depict frogs. But there is a serious political point — “frog” in Japanese is a homonym for “change” — the slogan used by the DPJ during last month’s election campaign.
–via Google.com/HostedNews

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4 thoughts on “Japan’s new froggy foreign minister”

  1. NOW they tell us all this. HAI. WAKARIMASHITA. RET’S ARU SINUGU SONGU:

    “It’s a magic carpet ride
    Every door will open wide
    To Happy people like you–
    Happy people like
    What a beautiful

    Sunny Day
    Sweepin’ the clouds away
    On my way to where the air is sweet

    Can you tell me how to get,
    How to get to Sesame street…
    How to get to Sesame Street
    How to get to…

  2. Check out this more modern indie rendition “live” on Sesame Street by Feist of “1234”, which was in The Reminder: Bonus Cuts (2008), MP3 (5.6 MB) link.
    feist sesame street

    Alternatively, check out the song on the blog prettymuchamazing.com (low-fi). That blogs explains that, “Feist appeared on Sesame Street’s 39th Season Premier on August 11, 2008 and performed a re-worked version of her Grammy Nominated iTunes hit 1234.”
    The YouTube video (below) is waaay too much fun for an old fart like me.

  3. Did you know that Lake Titicaca’s endangered aquatic scrotum frog, the Telmotobius Culeus (Latin for aquatic scrotum), is suffering a grave decline in their population, down from a estimated 1 billion toads in the 1970s?*

    Drinking frog frappe in downtown Lima from Lucy Cooke on Vimeo.

    The latest aphrodisiac to hit the streets of downtown Lima is "frog juice", which involves sticking a frog in a blender and drinking it. Not very sexy if you ask me and even worse it's making the frogs in question, Telmotobius Culeus (Latin for aquatic scrotum), critically endangered. In this video I go and investigate.

    To read more about my adventures go to: http://pinktreefrog.typepad.com/amphibianavenger/

    To help save the aquatic scrotum go to
    http://www.edgeofexistence.org/support/default.php or

    *One billion was the frog count
    that I was told when I visited Peru’s
    Lake Titicaca in 1972 by riding down
    the PanAmerican Highway from the US
    on an OSSA 250 enduro motorcycle, CSB.)

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