Finance Minister Taro Aso is taking criticism for controversially attributing Japan’s relatively lower COVID-19 mortality rate to “the superiority of its people.”
“I often got phone calls from (people) in other countries asking, ‘Do you guys have your own special medicine or something?’” Aso said at an Upper House finance committee meeting on June 4.
“I told these people, ‘Between your country and our country, mindo (the level of people) is different.’ And that made them speechless and quiet. Every time,” Aso boasted.
Mindo is a word often used by politicians and others to invoke Japanese nationalism and ethnic superiority and can refer to things like culture and social manners.
“I don’t get such phone calls lately. Which means, (what I said) has been somewhat well-established, I guess,” Aso said.
Though I suppose that some home-grown cucks don’t see it that way:
Aso’s remarks instantly drew condemnation from opposition lawmakers for being tone-deaf and promoting national chauvinism.
“Could you be any more condescending, Minister Aso?” Renho, a vice chair of the Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan and an Upper House member, tweeted in reply to the comments.
“You could have been sympathetic to people who lost their loved ones to the coronavirus regardless of their nationalities. Instead, you threw down such a view in the Diet,” she continued.
“I hate to see it being disseminated to the world as remarks by the Japanese finance minister,” Renho wrote.
CDP Upper House member Maiko Tajima also took a swipe at the minister on Twitter over his remarks.
“It’s an embarrassment to the world,” she said.
“I beg you to shut up and say no more,” Tajima told Aso in the tweet.
Well, I think this Chad, billionaire, Stanford-educated, otaku, gourmet food appreciating, Yasukuni Shrine appreciating, war crimes denying Jap shitlord makes a correct point.
I am getting the feeling that I belong to an actually subhuman race (whites) the further we get into 2020.
The Japs didn’t even need to be ordered to wear face masks – they did that of their own accord. COVID-19 deaths remain under a thousand, despite mounting one of the laxer responses in Asia. White people can only wear masks if ordered to do so, and even then, they only stay on for a month or two before discipline wanes (I am already observing it in Moscow). They are also liable to go into weird hysteric fits from both Leftist maniac preachers and Rightist barely literate ranting thugs that wipe out any progress they do manage to make.