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And Shinzo It Goes

September 12th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

DISGRASIAN Hall-of-Shamer Shinzo Abe announced that he would be stepping down as Prime Minister of Japan today, a move that a New York Times source called “unprecedented.”

Jun Iio, a professor of government at the National Graduate Institute for Policy Studies evaluates:

“Unfortunately, even though Abe had some successes as prime minister, he will be remembered for the way he resigned. Other prime ministers resigned after putting up a good fight and made the reasons for their resignation very clear. But the way Abe resigned suggests he lacked the qualifications to be prime minister in the first place.”

Admitting defeat is one thing, but proving inadequacy is quite another.

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Denial is Disgrasian

May 24th, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Jen

The U.N. confronted Japan last week after Prime Minister Abe claimed there was no evidence that proved the Imperial Japanese government forced thousands of Japanese, Chinese, and Korean women into prostitution during World War II.

Former “comfort women” protesting in Seoul

Dishonest Abe

Disgraceful. Sickening. Pathetic.

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Uncomfortable

May 1st, 2007 | 0 comments | Posted by Diana

Over the weekend, The New York Times reported on a meeting between Dubya and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe who discussed, among other subjects, the highly controversial issue of Japan’s responsibility towards wartime comfort women:

“In both his meeting with House leaders and in his news conference with the president, Mr. Abe offered an apology but used pointedly vague language to sidestep the issue of Japan’s responsibility toward the sex slaves, known euphemistically as comfort women.

Standing next to Mr. Bush, Mr. Abe said that he had ‘deep-hearted sympathies that the people who had to serve as comfort women were placed in extreme hardships’ and expressed his ‘apologies for the fact that they were placed in that sort of circumstance.’

Mr. Bush called Japan’s wartime sex slavery a ‘regrettable chapter in the history of the world,’ adding,‘I accept the prime minister’s apology.’

Unfortunately, Mr. President, I don’t believe it’s your apology to accept.

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