He did not disappoint after Nakagawa Hidenao called for ministerial body language indicating a higher level of respect for Prime Minister Abe:
「要は緊張したキチッとした政治をやればいいのであって、直立不動で忠誠心を求めるなんてことを、いつから北朝鮮になったのだろう」A Nippon Television report including Kamei's dismissive remark is archived here.
"What is significant is that they engage in alert and snap to politics. This desire for an atmosphere of loyalty arising out of standing bolt upright in a straight line, I mean, when did we suddenly become North Korea?"
This morning's Yomiuri Shimbun explored Kamei's reimagination of Abe Shinzō as Dear Leader.
(I love the card flip, the uniform and the shoes--but I don't quite get the pigeon toes)
Godwin's Law --which, hilariously for a Socialist, demonstrates a sad historical amnesia over a certain country's "Banzai! Banzai!" tableaux. She then compounds her faux pas with a paraphrase* indicating an agreement with Nakagawa Hidenao's basic point:
At a press conference, Social Democratic Party leader Fukushima Mizuho declared, "Japan is not the country of 'Heil Hitler!'" and "It has been revealed to all the world there is no respect for the Prime Minister. The PM's position is hopeless."*
Oh, I hope for her sake the papers are misquoting her.
* 「賢者が過ちを犯すことがなかったなら、ばかには立つ瀬がない。」 = "If wise men did not ever screw up, then the stupid would have no hope at all."