Nationalist candidate wins vote for Japanese ruling party presidency
"[Abe]'s from the generation that doesn't know war," said Takashi Sasagawa, an LDP member of parliament's powerful lower house. "Not knowing war is his strength, because he can be on equal terms with other countries."
War is Peace.
Freedom is Slavery.
Sasagawa has his base in Kiryu, Gunma Prefecture...and Amaterasu preserve me, I cannot pass up this one chance to post the "Absolutely Worst Japanese Pronunciation Pun Ever."
Here it goes:
An English-speaking foreigner asks his Japanese co-worker about his weekend plans.
"So, do you have anything special planned for this weekend?"
"Yes," replies the co-worker with great zest and a big smile, "I'm going to Kiryu."
If the above makes no impression, try reading the joke out loud.