The Japanese cabinet formally denies accusations that Shinzo Abe has delayed moving into the official residence because it’s haunted and he’s a big fat scaredy-cat.
Possibility of island dispute being settled by sharing. Like adults do.
A craftsman maker of golf putters finds himself instantly famous – and overwhelmed – when one of his putters is gifted to US President Barack Obama.
American lawsmakers wag fingers at Japanese PM Abe over his threatened withdrawal of Japan’s official “comfort women” apology.
A couple of dud bombs scare the crap out of Kobe and Shizuoka residents.
An adviser to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has said that Japan and China need “rules of the game” concerning the Senkaku Islands, possibly confusing the potential trigger of WW3 with a Command & Conquer marathon he played over the weekend.
In the latest development concerning Japan’s relationship with China and South Korea, or the ‘Triangle of Hate’, a South Korean court has refused to extradite a Chinese national to Japan in order to stand trial for a Yasukuni Shrine arson attack. The Yasukuni shrine is, of course, famous due to rumours of a recent visit from AKB48 (and possibly some other stuff about commemorating war criminals).
In one of the most cartoonish displays of disregard for another culture since Breakfast at Tiffany’s Mr. Yunioshi, Japan has alluded it may revise or even scrap entirely its nearly 20-year-old official apology for Imperial Japan’s use of South Korean “comfort women” during World War II, effectively bitch slapping its northern neighbor and economic ally for no good reason.
In the national elections yesterday, Japanese voters across the country dragged themselves to polling stations and sighed heavily as they halfheartedly placed votes for whichever candidate they believed would be the least catastrophic. As predicted, the melancholic masses reluctantly conceded this person is Shinzo Abe, a man whose approval rating was below 30% the last time he held the position.