Smiles everyone! This one's going in the newspaper!
Hanoi-born hellion and heroine of the Japanese far right Sakurai Yoshiko and a crowd of her cheerful fellow travelers announced on Monday the opening of a new think tank, the Kokka kihon mondai kenkyūjo (interim Eng. translation: Center for Research on the Fundamental Problems of the Nation).
Sora the Metablogger provides a helpful list of the officers of the new organization and a snappy little concluding line about yours truly.
Yes, Sora, you are right--with Ishihara the Elder, Inada, Nakanishi, Hiranuma, Yayama and Matsubara on board and snow coming down outside--it is like Christmas in January for me.
When I have a moment, I might try my hand at a translation of the think tank's founding principles. In the interim, however, please enjoy the image the editors of yesterday's Sankei Shimbun chose to accompany their article (on-line in an abbreviated form) on the announcement.
"You mortals, you will learn the meaning of fear..."
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