Title Hitler, Kim Jong-un, and Slurs from Japan's Abe
Name 관리자
Date 2013-07-16
Hit 9797
  (SEOUL--Korea Newswire) May 30, 2013 -- The recent sluices of slurs by Japanese rightist politicians including Prime Minister Shinzo Abe have caused a worldwide anger. They are provoking a strong backlash inside Japan too, but the rightist politicians don’t seem to know how to stop their ludicrous statements.
As a matter of fact, Japanese politicians have a long history of giving thoughtless remarks related to racism, historical distortion, and territorial disputes.
On Sep. 22, 1986, former Prime Minister Yasuhiro Nakasone said at a workshop for Liberal Democratic Party, “The intelligence level in the United States is lower than in Japan because of a considerable number of blacks, Puerto Ricans, and Mexicans.”
On Jul. 23, 1988, Michio Watanabe, chief of the governing Liberal Democratic Party's Policy Affairs Research Council triggered a diplomatic friction between Japan and the Unites States when he said, “Japanese people, facing bankruptcy, fly by night or think of a familial suicide, but blacks think it’s no such a big deal, saying, ‘Bankruptcy, and I don’t have to pay from tomorrow.’”