Tuesday, 14 October 2008

So That's Why The Economy's Going To Shit

Japan's Economic & Fiscal Policy Minister Kaoru Yosano and Finance Minister Shoichi Nakagawa have apologised to the Diet after being caught watching tv on a mobile phone during a House of Councilors plenary session.

The best bit about this story is the excuse that Yosano gave for effectively flicking the v's to the entire government and public:

"I am sorry for my bad manners. Because Mr. Jimi's questioning was so blistering, I wanted to see how it appeared on TV."

Wasn't Yosano running for LDP leader only a couple of weeks ago?


Muhamad Lodhi said...

What's the punishment? Harakiri?

Max Felicitous said...

No. Probably some sort of ritual, public spanking.