Sunday, February 17, 2008

Obligatory Chocolate

Served without enthusiasm.

Courtesy: Tokyo Shimbun
February 16, 2008

A pleased Prime Minister Fukuda Yasuo receives a chocolate "Vice Governor of the Bank of Japan Mutō Toshirō" from a harrumphing woman, demonstrating the parallel between the unenviable Valentine's Day custom and the unenthusiastic surrender to the seeming inevitability of Mutō's selection as BOJ Governor.

Later - Oh hell's bells! Okumura Jun points out in comments that the "woman" in question is supposed to be Ozawa Ichirō in drag.


Jun Okumura said...

I think that's supposed to be Mr. Ozawa in drag.

MTC said...


Oh Amaterasu, you are right.

Could the artist have tried a little harder to make the face more distinctive?

Oh well. Time to whip out the "/strike" function.

Jun Okumura said...

Let's hope for their dreams of a Grand Coalition that it doesn't turn out to be a tar-baby.