Tokyo’s dear leader Shintaro Ishihara’s latest discriminatory outburst has been to insult international judo, saying it resembles “beasts brawling” and that the sport was ruined as soon as the Westerners became involved.
The 79-year-old mayor of Tokyo complained about barbarian judoka at a recent civic meeting, probably annoyed at all the humiliating losses they have been handing to Japanese judo practitioners lately:
“The judo of westerners is like animals fighting, with its internationalisation judo has really lost something.
In Brazil they eat chocolate and vinegared rice, but you couldn’t call it sushi. Judo ended up that.”
Whilst Ishihara has a long history of making discriminatory remarks about just about anyone (including the wretches who elected him 3 times) who is not a pure-blooded Japanese over the age of 60, the fact he is still making them even after Tokyo launched a bid for the 2020 Olympic games has attracted some comment – it is hard to see international judo authorities and the Olympic organisers taking his remarks well.
Amongst Japanese online the remarks have attracted a mixture of disgust and support: HERE
Ishihara is so dumb dumb dumb. Why do people continue to vote for him.