Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Hilarious Announcement About Japan's Dead PM Visiting Controversial Site

I can imagine that the headline read, "Japanese Prime Minister Kakuei Tanaka Visits Yasukuni Shrine" and people got all ruffled. Yasukuni is the shrine in Japan that memorializes Japan's war dead and a few Japanese generals and soldier who were convicted of WWII war crimes are enshrined there.

This usually gets the Koreas and China up in arms.

This time, the South Korean press has reported these same types of shenanigans... Excepting this, time, it couldn't have happened. This Japanese prime minister died in 1993!

Funny stuff.

Thanks to Ira Hata and Steven L. Herman!

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