Ishihara: “Western Judo = Animals Fighting”


Tokyo’s dear leader Shintaro Ishihara’s latest discriminatory outburst has been to insult barbarian judo, saying it resembles “beasts brawling” and that the sport was ruined as soon as the hairy barbarians became involved.

The 79-year-old mayor of Tokyo complained about barbarian judoka at a recent civic meeting, probably annoyed at all the humiliating losses they have been handing to Japanese judo practitioners lately:

“The judo of westerners is like animals fighting, with its internationalisation judo has really lost something.

In Brazil they eat chocolate and vinegared rice, but you couldn’t call it sushi. Judo ended up that.”

Whilst Ishihara has a long history of making discriminatory remarks about just about anyone (including the wretches who elected him 3 times) who is not a pure-blooded Japanese over the age of 60, the fact he is still making them even after Tokyo launched a bid for the 2020 Olympic games has attracted some comment – it is hard to see international judo authorities and the Olympic organisers taking his remarks well.

Amongst Japanese online the remarks have attracted a mixture of disgust and support:

“So much for the Tokyo Olympic bid.”

“What an idiot. So he just ruined everything the people trying to lure the Olympics to Tokyo said, adding insult to racism. If Tokyo loses the bid, it’s his fault.”

“He probably doesn’t want the bid to succeed. The more attempts they make the more money they can splash around their cronies trying to get it, if they actually get it they lose that.”

“What does this old fool think judo is? He’s been reading too much manga…”

“He really must be bitter about those losses.”

“He doesn’t even know a thing about judo anyway.”

“Just a Japanese monkey howling about the beating he received.”

“I hope this old bastard dies sooner rather than later.”

“Ishihara is no patriot, he is just an ugly racist and populist.”

“Japan’s rightists and conservatives always blame anything which goes wrong on the outside. These idiots haven’t learned a thing from the days of the empire.”

“All you filthy Koreans and anime otaku are really desperate, aren’t you?”

“Judo has just become another style of wrestling anyway.”

“Judo [柔道] and JUDO [in English] are now two different sports.”

“Judo is about competing to master techniques, JUDO is just a competition of wrestlers trying to toss each other out of the ring.”

“He’s right, these animal fights have nothing to do with inculcating bushido spirit!”

“We should have Japanese judo and international judo and be done with it.”

“Fake JUDO and traditional Japanese judo are two quite different things.”

“Right, Japan should withdraw from the IJF and run its own judo organisation.”

“I don’t get all you people going on about ‘judo’ vs ‘JUDO’…”

“Just ban foreigners from judo, problem solved.”

“How about ‘JUDO’ and ‘Galapagos judo’?”

“The rules have been hijacked by foreigners so naturally they make it work against the Japanese.”

“Conclusion: close Japan to the outside, no to foreigners and half-breeds!”

“What does it say about Japanese judo that they keep losing to a bunch of brawling animals?”

“I don’t think it is animals brawling or anything, but making judo into a sport seems to have robbed it of something – now it is all about victory at any cost, with any tactic.”

“I suppose baseball and beisubooru are two different sports as well then?”

“So he insults the Americans and Europeans he is trying to lure to Tokyo, and the other east Asians hated us from the start… this leaves us with the middle east and Africa? Great.”

“This can be boiled down to the Japanese judoka not being good enough to adapt to the new environment.”

“I want to hear what Putin has to say about this…”

“The net right is seriously bitter about taking losses here, you can tell.”

“We should be happy that a sport from Japan is so beloved the world over!”

“The howls of another whipped dog!”

“If a prefectural governor [Tokyo city is equivalent to a prefecture] is like this, you can pretty much guess what the cultural level of the people is.”

“Given the level of the Japanese in these matters he seems a fitting match for us really.”

“Somebody please translate this for the benefit of the Olympic organisers.”

“Not more of this senile old racist’s mutterings…”

“Just how intolerant is this guy?”

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    Avatar of Ecchi-BANZAII
    Comment by Ecchi-BANZAII
    19:01 04/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    Ishihara = Eastern Hitler.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:08 04/08/2012 # ! Quality (+1.0)

    More like an Eastern Musolini. All the idiocy and none of Hitler's charisma.

    Avatar of ALAKTORN
    Comment by ALAKTORN
    11:12 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)


    Comment by Anonymous
    22:04 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Musolini ?

    "mutsurini" is fit to him, imo.

    Comment by Anonymous
    19:39 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hitler had Charisma?
    But Hitler sure wouldn't have insulted his own voters, that's true.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:40 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.4)

    Of course Hitler had charisma.

    Charisma =/= being likeable or lovable

    Charisma = having the ability to make people see things his way and follow him. The ability to make people drink his kool-aid, so to speak.

    That's what made Hitler so evil and dangerous.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:50 08/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hell yeah. Hitler was great at giving speeches, and moving people to his side.

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:13 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Hitler had Charisma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:21 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Hitler ate Sugar.

    Comment by Anonymous
    17:19 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Nah. He lacks charisma.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:11 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Ishihara is proof that the political message found in the novel Battle Royale still accurately represents Japan.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Maybe so, but I heard he was quite friendly with those Flips and their Chinese-descended presidential family.

    Comment by Anonymous

    fucking A ishihara!!! don't ruin my chance to see Vocaloid at 2020 Olympic!!!!!

    Comment by Anonymous
    18:18 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    vocaloid in the Olympics unfortunately not likely to happen

    Comment by Anonymous

    Vocaloid is the icon of future automatic cyber sound.
    Even Google has successfully advertise Chrome browser by using Hatsune Miku.

    It must have Vocaloid.

    Comment by Anonymous
    16:44 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He doesnt want the Olympics in Tokyo I bet. Doesn
    t want all the "barbarians" in "his" city.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Ishihara = Japanese tea-bagger fascists moron.

    Avatar of Rene
    Comment by Rene
    18:04 04/08/2012 # ! Quality (+0.9)

    Fuck. Why won't this guy just die already?

    Comment by Anonymous
    20:44 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Is there a reason for him to die any time soon?
    Does he suffer from Cancer, Diabetes or whatever?

    Besides, I think he represents Japan quite nicely.
    I don't think you know it, but Japanese are quite racist (no, not all of them, but you get my drift)

    They may be polite and nice and friendly and all, but deep down, they don't want to see you be better than them. Especially not when it comes to their traditional sports.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:13 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    maybe we rally need a deathnote now...
    1st name on it Shintaro Ishihara. Please.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:24 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    that's right, but this problem is in other countrys the same, i have really bad experiences in France, i'm german, so anyone thinks i'm a racist and Nazi, but ich don't like his argumentation because, some japanese people try to be like a German oder an West european and they fail really hard, but that's okay?, this is a massive double Moral in my opinion.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:36 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    If the experience happened in Paris, it might be because Paris is just an unfriendly place. Even other Frech people don't like dealing with people from Paris.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:13 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    It's a birthmark!

    Avatar of Benoist
    Comment by Benoist
    05:09 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    " i'm german, so anyone stupid and retarded enough to cling to 70yo idea thinks i'm a racist and Nazi, ..." fixed, before you also pass as a dumb segregationist of some sort

    Comment by Anonymous

    It may have something to do with the swastika on you shoulder.

    Comment by Anonymous
    22:18 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Not really, this coming from gaijin that live there, particularly "lifers", the native populace's attitudes and behaviour towards gaijin, on the whole, is pretty tolerant and generally positive, even approving- the resentment is only towards the idiots that happen to fuck it all up for everyone else. We've known this for the longest time. Its evident that this senile old fart doesn't represent Japan nicely, at all, in any way, shape or form- the only ones backing him are either the racists, nationalists or the elderly who are too stubborn and cling too tightly to their ways to see what's actually going on (and there's a fuckton of 'em in Japan- the latter that is, less so the former, but that scum exists in any and every country).

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:40 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Literally, deep down there is racial hatred within everyone, even if it's "1% Racial Hatred". But in reality, it's very minimal at best. However different races' old populace still bear a strong hatred with the opposite of race.

    In America, I'm pretty sure Caucasian people (Not all "white" people) hate how African Americans and Latin Americans dominate in sports other than Hockey.

    People just got to balance that Hatred in themselves with a little Yin/Yang, lol.

    Why so Serious?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:31 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    Everyone's a little bit racist
    Doesn't mean we go
    Around committing hate crimes.
    Look around and you will find
    No one's really color blind.
    Maybe it's a fact
    We all should face
    Everyone makes judgments
    Based on race.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:12 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Don't make excuses for that old queen.

    Avatar of Tex_Arcana
    Comment by Tex_Arcana
    22:17 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (-0.1)

    Well, if its any consolation, Japan makes better Rock mucic these days.

    Comment by Anonymous

    That's saying because a dog shits a bit less it is much better than when they were shitting all over the yard. It's still a pile of shit. Wannabe shit at that.

    Comment by Anonymous

    Don't ever badmouth the Japanese in here, mate.

    At least, not if you don't want to get down-rated by the weaboos here.

    Oh, and never compliment the Chinese here either.
    Americans don't like to get reminded that the gunpowder that made their (war) fortune is a Chinese product.

    Comment by WEL
    05:14 05/08/2012 # ! Good (+0.4)

    that's true.

    Avatar of Skoll
    Comment by Skoll
    13:36 07/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    >Implying gunpowder's not used at all anymore.

    Comment by Anonymous

    >Still thinks they use gunpowder

    Learn something before you talk as if you know something.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:18 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    At least it's not a black guy right? THEN! The sport is ruined.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:10 10/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Oh nooo! Teddy Riner!

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:11 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    you know there's a word for people who bitch about their opponents: losers

    Avatar of caiooa
    Comment by caiooa
    20:44 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    like americans bitching about feminine soccer last year, saying "japan deserved the atomic bombs"?

    Comment by Anonymous
    09:13 07/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Vast majority congratulated japan, while vocal minority got on the net and happaned to get more spot light. Reverse is true even on the net with japanese as you can tell.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:01 09/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    So they deserved to see their family members melt, their city burned, and all manner of utterly horrible things for a round of soccer?

    Sure, buddy. It's a game, christ.

    Comment by Anonymous
    03:53 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    more like japs bitching about korea in 2002 after they pulled ahead of japan in world cup, right?

    Rinse your mouth before opening it jap.

    Comment by Anonymous
    06:14 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    1 they did deserve them
    2 you're a weaboo faggot

    Comment by Anonymous
    08:08 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A zombie Ishihara would be more terrifying than a live one but then it would be justifiable to blast that vile head with a shotgun.

    Comment by Anonymous
    10:28 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    To be frank, it is sad to see America have so many good presidents assassinated yet Japan lacks any of that so far. To be frank, if someone were to assassinate Ishihara, or make him have some mental disability, that would be so sweet as the person who did the deed would be hailed by many as a hero. KARAMA to the Japan's Musolini.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:22 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (+0.2)

    That's because Japanese are raised to be pussies who revere their bosses and rulers as gods, hence becoming like Squash balls: The harder you hit them, the faster they come back to you. Nobody there ever has the balls to raise their voice against their leaders, or are too brainwashed to ever show some discomfort, hence why there haven't been any assasinations since the start of the Meiji era, even though some people like Ishihara and the emperor who ruled during WWII really deserved it. Had there been somebody who killed the emperor guy back then, surely Japan would have prevented themselves from being nuked, and if there was somebody who killed Ishihara right now, surely Japanese would prevent their reputation from being ruined by the crazy old geezer they have as a führer.

    Comment by Anonymous
    14:00 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Please study the Japanese history first.

    Many politicians had been killed since Meiji era.
    And the Emperor was just a puppet. Killing him shouldn't stop the war or even causing more chaos.

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:01 06/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He won't die because not even Hell would take him.

    Comment by Anonymous
    21:42 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    lol he's right..

    Comment by Anonymous

    I'll just say this, a lot of people (not all) are racist in some way or another... Asians are the prime example of being at least somewhat racist.

    Comment by Anonymous
    11:14 07/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Asians hate other kinds of Asians, whites hate whites with different accents and Blacks hate Blacks.

    Why are you people surprised when they hate people with even more differences when they can't even get along with people similar to them.

    Truth of the matter is that whether you call it judo or JUDO at the end of the day its a competition and they lost.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:12 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Indeed, and a lot of Caucasians (not all) are megalomaniacs because of Hitler, right?

    Comment by Anonymous
    02:11 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    "Asians are racist"
    way to set a good example, buddy.

    Comment by Anonymous
    01:28 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    Japan is one of THE most racist and discriminatory Asian nations. Just look at the way they portray Africans and women in their media.

    Remember the Sambo dolls from the last Olympics in Japan? The fact that they call Africans or women who tan themselves Kuro-Chan? That translates roughly to Blackies.

    Comment by Anonymous
    04:31 05/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    A high enough percentage to still be worrisome, but don't give hitler any credit for that. It's a much older tradition.

    Comment by Anonymous
    23:31 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    You forget colonialism and slavery of Natives.
    Hitler was just born way too late for his own good (which is a good thing for the rest of the world).

    Caucasians have done plenty to deserve the "racist"-tag imho.
    I'm Caucasian too, btw.

    Avatar of Notto Disu Shitto Agen
    23:28 04/08/2012 # ! Neutral (0)

    He's just senile, isn't he?

    He seems to have forgotten about the schools in Shizuoka that banned judo not too long ago because some kids actually got KILLED while practicing. But it's us foreigners who are the "animals"... Right... Or is he gonna say that people in Shizuoka aren't Japanese as well?

    Don't be such a sore loser. If you lost, you lost. You don't have to justify your representatives' shortcomings. Just accept it like a man and try harder next time.

    To anyone from 2ch reading this:
    ...What the fuck are you doing? Get rid of Ishihara, already.

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