Japan in the news again today (I think I'll burry this one over here) :

JAPAN : APPEAL TO 'RICH JEWS' A canidate for prime minister said Japan should try to attract 'rich Jews to help solve the country's problems of repeated economic recession and dwindling population." Economy Minister Taro Aso, a contender in Tuesday's vote by the Liberal Democrats, added, "This might be arbitrary and biased, but I think the best country is one in which rich Jews feel like living." Mr. Aso asserted that his remarks were not offensive, saying: "Japanese cannot distinguish between Jews, Italians or Spanish. But by the same token, foreigners cannot tell the difference between Japanese, Vietnamese, Chionese and South Koreans."
Howard W. French (NYT)

- bill 4-20-2001 11:26 pm

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