Tuesday, February 14, 2006

Japan's Offensive Foreign Minister - New York Times

Wow! This editorial really lets Japan's Foreign Minister, Aso Taro, have it. This article singles him out for negative press, but he is an appointed minister, so it isn't just him.

Here is another more thorough article on Aso's background and nationalist leanings. It's hard to believe that people like this are elected to national office.

Japan's Offensive Foreign Minister - New York Times

1 comment:

Michelle said...

As an American interested in Japan and the country's relations with other actors in the East Asian region.... I don't know what I'll think if Aso becomes Prime Minister. Perhaps just shake my head in disappointment.