Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Embarrassing the government

Tetsushi Sakamoto, the vice minister for internal affairs and a lawmaker from Aso's Liberal Democratic Party, on Tuesday apologised for his comments about homeless people who spent the New Year's period in a Tokyo park.

...He had said Monday: "I wonder if those people really have the willingness to work."

He suggested that volunteers who offered the homeless tents and free meals during New Year's, Japan's most important holiday, had political intentions to embarrass the government...From AFP here.

Why would the volunteers need to embarrass the government? It seems to be doing an outstanding job of that on its own.

With that, this blog goes on hiatus. It should be back soon.

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