Friday, August 18, 2006

Rightwing Terrorist

Although the news about this is not very big in Japan, the guy who burned down Kioichi Kato's home, apparently for criticizing Koizumi's Yasukuni visit, has been found to be a rightwinger. Wow. What a non-shock.

Here is an article on it. I suspect the news has been somewhat muted because of possible rightist retaliation and threats. Normal in Japan.

19 August I have to correct what I said above. According to one TV program, there has been over 8 hours of coverage this week of the arson. I missed most of it somehow, but it has been covered on TV at least.

August 29 update:
Asahi Shimbun article in Japan Focus about this story here

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