The word comes out that the video of the ship collision between the Japanese Coast Guard and the Chinese fishing boat has leaked on Youtube. Now, how in the world could that have happened?
Here's my guess: The Japanese government, not being adept at marketing, felt that they were losing in the battle of public opinion. They probably especially felt, and rightly so, that the Chinese government was using this incident as propaganda to get the Chinese public's mind off of domestic problems. I wrote about that here.
Now, I'll bet, the Japanese have finally gotten smart and decided to use YouTube to "accidentally leak" this video.
From Radio Netherlands Worldwide:
Video footage of a ship collision between Japan's coastguard and a Chinese trawler two months ago has been leaked online, threatening to further strain Tokyo-Beijing ties, media reports said Friday. The two Asian giants have been embroiled in their worst spat in years over the incident in early September near a disputed island chain in the East China Sea, which led Japan to arrest the skipper and detain him for several weeks. China called the arrest invalid and illegal and reacted with a series of protests and other diplomatic countermeasures.
YOUTUBE HAS DELETED THE VIDEO IMMEDIATELY BELOW.
THIS ONE WORKS!
UPDATE! NEW VIDEO FROM JAPANESE TV NEWS*
And, in case Youtube deletes the above video... Here is a copy stored where they can't delete it:
(Note: The comments, "See what kind of a country the People's Republic of China is" etc..are not mine. This video is not mine. The purpose of placing this video here is merely to get the truth out. Personally, I hope Japan and China can peacefully settle this problem in an atmosphere of mutual respect.)
Well,... Uh, China... Your guy looks like he intentionally rammed that Japanese ship... Needs a court trial but I'd say from the looks of this that he's guilty. Better get a good lawyer.
Two things I wonder now:
1) Why the Japanese government didn't stick to their guns and keep this guy in custody.
2) Why didn't the Japanese government "leak" this video sooner?
Oh, I know the reason for #2... It's called, INCOMPETENCE.
Read more: http://www.rnw.nl/english/bulletin/video-china-japan-ship-collision-leaked-youtube
Thanks to News on Japan