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11:44 am - 03/14/2011

Ishihara: “Quake is Divine Retribution Against Japan”

Former novelist and governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara has proclaimed the recent earthquake and tsunami are divine punishment (“tenbatsu”) for the sinful depravity the Japanese people now embody.

Asahi press club journalists quote him as saying the following when asked “How should the Japanese people view the quake?” in connection with the recent power trouble:

The identity of the Japanese people is greed.

This tsunami represents a good opportunity to cleanse this greed, and one we must avail ourselves of.

Indeed, I think this is divine punishment.

When asked by an incredulous journalist as to whether this was an imprudent utterance better not reported, he responded “It may be harsh for the victims to hear, but I want you to take it down and report it.”

He is currently running for his 4th term.

sankaku complex (nsfw)

mods, I edited the wording slightly because it might be triggering for some. and just... /facepalm to eternity.

edit: Regarding Sankaku - I do realise they're nto the most reliable source however I did have half a mind of translating the actual Asahi article this comes from but that made me even more enraged because he says more idiotic things like "America's identity is liberty. France's identity is liberty, equality and fraternity. Japan doesn't have any sense of that. Just greed. Greed for nothing but money." and "This selfishness is also bound with populism. This tsunami washing everything away was necessary. For many years the hearts of Japanese people have been with the devil." It's enough to make you wonder why there are people like HIM, seriously.
exdream1999 14th-Mar-2011 12:36 pm (UTC)
While not Japanese, as someone residing in Japan currently, I say this on behalf of the people of Japan:

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gashinenai 14th-Mar-2011 12:46 pm (UTC)
/saves gif
xxxhikari 14th-Mar-2011 12:49 pm (UTC)
A+ gif
xcapsule 14th-Mar-2011 12:52 pm (UTC)
this gif is glorious.

and super mesmerizing O__O
raven_weasley 14th-Mar-2011 01:03 pm (UTC)
*right click + save as* for future use.

You sure used it right on time! *applause*
fukyouwaon 14th-Mar-2011 01:11 pm (UTC)
the Japanese would thank you for this

very awesome gif
roomgirl 14th-Mar-2011 01:14 pm (UTC)
This is syncing perfectly to the music I'm listening to.

thefortysecond 14th-Mar-2011 01:22 pm (UTC)
*right click save*
meiachii 14th-Mar-2011 01:45 pm (UTC)'s literally smacking you right on the face XDD *rightclicksave*
kanaala 14th-Mar-2011 02:05 pm (UTC)
you read my mind.
tsumi_riina717 14th-Mar-2011 02:08 pm (UTC)
Thank You!
the_lilone 14th-Mar-2011 02:34 pm (UTC)
*rightclicksaves* Now I just need to edit my face in the back and send it to everyone I despise muahahaha *cough* or just save it for future use. Great gif indeed.
chrismellody 14th-Mar-2011 02:37 pm (UTC)

How Glorious.
karinablue_rose 14th-Mar-2011 03:09 pm (UTC)
tashiichan 14th-Mar-2011 03:36 pm (UTC)

/save image
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