Thursday, October 20, 2005


The actual Internal Affairs and Communications Minister of Japan, Taro Aso, actually said the other day that Japan was "one nation, one civilization, one language, one culture and one race. It is nowhere else in other nations." Despite his high office and apparently accredited education, the guy ostensibly in charge of Japanese communication ignored the far more ancient presence of the Ainu, to say nothing of the Chinese, Koreans, Mongols, Polynesians et al., whence derived all aspects of the folks who historically only recently began calling themselves Japanese on the strength of being here last, and for just a couple thousand years. When government officials start talking about the ridiculous concept of race, minorities should maybe check their passports...

One wonders, though: where in the dims of the world do they uncover these people, and how do they vet them for office?

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