Tobias Harris has been saying that what Japan is looking for is another weirdo.
It seems that Shūkan Bunshun has found one.
Fukuda Yasuo - truth is, he's a huge weirdo!
A record of his off-the-record wild-and-crazy utterances!
"Kim Jong-il was being sincere."
"You can't get any information from Iijima [Koizumi's political secretary, not the ex-soft porn starlet]. He doesn't have any."
"Mori-san [faction leader former prime minister Mori Yoshirō] is just so at ease and isn't it great...for him?"
"Those who insist on exclusively male primogeniture, they're stupid."
"Men are black leopards [beasts]"
It's like they say:
"He was really quiet. Didn't draw attention to himself. Said he liked reading and listening to classical music. You never would have thought such a unremarkable little guy would be such turn out to be such a weirdo."
Yes, I am aware that logic would normally forbid the publication of "A record of his off-the-record wild-and-crazy utterances" (offu reko bōgen roku). But this is a Japanese weekly magazine, folks...