Saturday, March 21, 2009

When It Rains ... Blatant Anti-Semitism on Japanese TV

This one isn't even debatable: Atsuyuki Sasa, former chief of Japan's National Security Council, blames the financial scandals in the US on the "Jews" during a Saturday morning program. Here's a translation courtesy of a source at the Wiesenthal Center (Japanese speakers, watch the video for yourself. It's irrefutable.):

「ひどい事をしているのはユダヤ人ですよ」 (Hidoi koto wo shite iru no wa yudayajin desu yo It is the Jews who are doing these awful things).

The TV host apologizes for the comments, but Mr Sasa counters:

「いつでも受けて立ち ますよ」(Itsu demo uketachimasu yo. I'll stand by my statement at any time).