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Sunday, February 12, 2006

Stupidity Reigns but Does Not Rule
盆暗が君臨すれど統治せず

This past week has been pretty stupid in Japan.
今週は日本でとっても馬鹿だった。

First, the man who will probably be the next PM of Japan, Aso Taro, said that the Emperor must visit Yasukuni.
第一。日本の次の首相に成るはずの麻生太郎が「天皇が靖国に参社すれば」と言った。

Second, a black man who was shooed away from a store in Osaka Prefecture and had the gumption to sue about it had his case rejected because the judge had"doubts about the plaintiff's level of comprehension of the Japanese language".
第二。大阪府の店から追放された黒人が勇気を出して訴えてみたのに、裁判者が「原告の日本語能力には相当な疑問があり」と言って事件は否定された。

Third, a former trade minister, Hiranuma Takeo, said that changing the current Imperial Succession law to allow females to ascend the throne was impossible because “If Aiko becomes the reigning empress and gets involved with a blue-eyed foreigner while studying abroad and marries him, their child may become emperor. We should never let that happen". Other arguments include precedent that Japan has never had an empress before, and that Aiko does not carry the 'Imperial Y Chromosome'.
第三。元通産省の平沼赳夫が現在の皇室承継を変える事は無理だと言った。なぜなら、「愛子親王妃が天皇に成って海外で勉強しながら青い目の外国人と付き合って結婚すれば、胤が天皇に成るかもしれない。それは絶対に許さない」。他の論じは日本は女性天皇が居た事ない、それとも愛子は「皇室Y染色体」を持ってない。

Fourth, Aso went at it again, this time about Taiwan, where he said that "Thanks to the significant improvement in educational standards and literacy (during the colonization), Taiwan is now a country with a very high education level and keeps up with the current era".
第四。また麻生の口から。今回は「(植民地の時代の)教育と識字率の増えの為、現在の台湾は高い教育と現代の国になった」って。

Fifth, following news that Princess Kiko is pregnant, PM Koizumi has announced that he will no longer put forward a bill allowing Imperial succession to pass to Princess Aiko.
第五。紀子親王妃が妊婦になって、小泉首相がもう愛子親王妃に皇室承継を渡す法を国会議事堂で出さないと言った。

Sixth, Koizumi announced that he is reluctant to allow more foreign workers into Japan because of a possible rise in crime.
第六。犯罪率が増えるはずなので、小泉首相が外国人の雇いをあまり入国して欲しくないって。

So why is this stupid?
では、何で馬鹿でしょうか?

1. The Emperors, beginning with Hirohito, have not visited Yasukuni Shrine ever since the spirits of executed war criminals were smuggled in one night in the seventies by shrine administrators.
一。天皇陛下は、昭和天皇から靖国神社で参社しない。理由は、70年代に死刑された戦争犯罪者の零が或る夜に神社に連れて来られたので。

2. The fact that a visibly non-Japanese man can be shooed away from a store and a discrimination lawsuit can be easily dismissed does not bode well for a future where Japan needs immigrants to survive.
二。ただ見るとやはり日本人ではない人が店から追放できるし、差別訴訟は否定される事もあるので、将来で入国の新国民は必要な日本に悪い前兆ではないでしょうか。

3. Besides obviously racist, it is stupid because it is apparently OK for Aiko to marry a black-eyed Korean-American when studying abroad. We all know how the old guard would approve of that. Japan has also had plenty of empresses - Empress Suiko, for example. And as for using genetics as an excuse - sorry, but all you need for succession is descent from Amaterasu and possession of the Three Sacred Treasures. Japan, welcome to the 21st century. Where is the great spirit of Meiji and modernization? In Denmark, apparently.
三。差別主義だが、海外で愛子が黒い目の韓国人系のアメリカ人と結婚すれば許可みたいので馬鹿だ。保守者はその事にどんな反応をすると皆が分かるでしょう。日本は女性天皇も多かった(例:推古天皇)。そして遺伝子の言い訳;失敬いたすが、皇室承継の為に要件は天照大御神からの正系と三種の神器だけ。日本、廿一世紀へようこそ。ああ、明治時代の改革と近代化の気はどこか??在デンマークかな。

4. Imagine the uproar if a British former trade minister made the same remark about India. For sixty years Taiwan has been independent of Japanese rule. Plenty of time for improvement by themselves. Just another example of the old guard's inability to let go of the past.
四。英国の元通産省がインドについてそう言ったら乱暴をご想像しなさい。もう六十年間以上台湾は日本から自由だった。自分で進む時間は十分でhそう。また保守者の過去から離れるの不能力の例だ。

5. Princess Kiko's pregnancy couldn't have happened at a *coughcoughcough* more convenient time. I wonder how much pressure she came under to produce a boy as Koizumi tried to introduce a revised Imperial Succession bill. Artificial insemination and sex selection, anyone?
紀子の妊婦は好都合的にいいね(咳咳咳)。小泉が改革皇室承継法を出してみると宮内庁からどのように息子を産む為に圧力されたかな?人工授精と性別選択は関係ないでしょう?

6. More immigrants and foreign workers does not mean more crime. Seeming as Japan desperately needs immigrants to pay taxes for the pensions of the upcoming retirees, if the government is that concerned about foreign-related crime, perhaps they should crack down on the Japanese agents who import workers and force them to work in the "body" related industries.
新国民と外国人雇いは犯罪率の増えと関係ない。そろそろ退職する国民の年金を税金で払う為に、日本は重要的に新国民が要る。政府は外国人から犯罪について心配してたら、肉体関係仕事で移動民を働かせる日本人を逮捕すれば。

And that's the roundup for this week. Support the True Heir - Princess Aiko for Empress!
では、今週の要約だ。嫡子を応援し、愛子を天皇に!




5 Comments 論評:

  • Such disappointing news, especially when you've wanted to work there and spend a few years there.
    It's insane actually. Every ethnicity has its bigots, especially ones where they have the view that another race is somehow "stealing their females", like they owned them in the first place. The insane part is that these people hold positions as representatives of the COUNTRY.

    Every time I hear more and more of the racism going in a country that was supposed to have redesigned and redeveloped itself after WW2, it makes me so frustrated.

    I wonder when they'll dissolve their monarchy? Maybe in 70 years? They need a "god save the emperor" song to be released over there to open some eyes.

    My favourite comment is the "blue-eyed foreigner" while studying abroad one. I laughed fairly hard at that. It brings to mind my situation, and the criticism received.
    It also highlights how senile the administration and majority of Japan are/will be. To get votes the leaders have to appeal to these fossilized geriatrics with heads stuck in the 1950s.
    I would not want to live there when the population peak begins, as moves towards civil and social reform will be pretty much static.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 2/13/2006 12:00 PM  

  • thourough, very thourough. is there nothing that that black guy can do at all??!!

    By Blogger Running Man, at 2/13/2006 3:41 PM  

  • Chris: Yeah. Japan is going to get worse before it gets better. At least I can't get arrested/deported for criticizing society/politics here, like I would in China (which is still my next long-term destination). The sad thing is that the monarchy is useless - even I, Monarchist Supreme, can admit that - but they are making it more irrelevant by denying the crown to Aiko, plus the general statement to women in general. Chris, what colour are your eyes? I don't remember. Heh, imagine if she met a Zainichi Korean with blue contact lenses! Populations's already peaked, actually - this year more Japanese died than were born.

    Paul: I believe he's going to appeal. If he loses the appeal, say hello to a new legal precedent that basically legalizes discrimination.

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 2/13/2006 6:33 PM  

  • My eyes are blue/green. Hooray!

    And good LORD I hope she marries a half zainichi korean half mainlander. Take THAT.

    By Anonymous Chris, at 2/17/2006 1:33 AM  

  • Guess what. I told some kids today that my father's ancestors came from France, and my mom's from Scotland.
    Response: "Are you a half? (readハーフ)"

    By Blogger 羽之助, at 2/17/2006 9:56 PM  

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