A survey of 34,000 Chinese has revealed half of them think the Japanese prime minister is the most anti-Chinese in history, in no small part thanks to his devilish attempts to enslave the Senkaku islands and their innocent caprine population under the yoke of Japanese oppression.
34,000 Chinese were surveyed online as to their opinions of the Japanese devils, and as to which Japanese leaders they regarded as the most “anti-Chinese.”
Fully 47.3% ranked current PM Noda as the most anti-Chinese ever, despite him studiously avoiding historical controversy and having never been near Yasukuni, his decision to have the state buy the Senkaku islands from their Japanese owner rather than let Tokyo governor Ishihara have his way with them having been universally depicted in the Chinese media as an act of territorial aggression.
Amongst international commentators, Noda and the rest of the DPJ are noted for being some of the most pro-Chinese Japanese politicians ever to hold office, and amongst Japanese they are more often reviled for kowtowing to China than for displaying any antipathy towards them.
33.3% ranked former PM Koizumi as the most anti-Chinese – a perception largely the result of him going along with LDP party tradition by paying his respects to the war dead (and war criminals) enshrined at Yasukuni, even as he presided over massive increases in trade and investment with China.
4.6% viewed incoming LDP leader Abe – who has been screaming defiance at China over the island issue after having apparently recovered from the chronic diarrhoea which forced him to resign during his last turn at being PM – as worthy of the honour, a percentage sure to increase should he somehow manage to get re-elected.
On a more favourable note, 30.8% viewed PM Tanaka – the man who opened relations with the PRC 40 years ago in an anniversary which was supposed to have been the subject of much recent celebration, and who is largely remembered in Japan for being almost as corrupt as China’s latter-day princes – as being the most pro-Chinese PM Japan has been afflicted with.
He is trailed by Hatoyama – an enthusiastic fan of Asian harmony tellingly known as “loopy” by both Obama and the international and Japanese media – with 7.9%.
Although some recent surveys of the Chinese have endeavoured to demonstrate hatred of Japan is not universal there, this was not one of them – asked to rate their affinity for Japan on a scale of 1 to 10, over half of those surveyed responded with “0,” and the overall average score was only 1.45 out of 10.
The usual disclaimers about online surveys do however apply – the online populations of both China and Japan are noted for extremes of vocal xenophobia, although with the orgy of “anti-Japanese” violence and looting which recently wracked China it would seem they are not as out of kilter as many would like to believe.
Amongst Japanese there are doubts as to whether the Chinese will ever be satisfied with anything less than Japan as a province of China, if even their most hatedly pro-Chinese politicians are regarded as being monstrously anti-Chinese there:
“Even after he went to such lengths to appease China-sama, they still hate him…”
“Odd that Koizumi is also generally regarded as the best Japanese politician in recent years.”
“This leftist sycophant is even hated by the Chinese!”
“So much for the pride of Chiba.”
“What do you expect from the Chinese.”
“Just blame it on Ishihara!”
“I’m sure dear Abe will fix relations with China!”
“I think Noda is preferable to a wretch who employed a pro-Chinese and pro-Korean moonie cult lawyer like Abe.”
“Nationalising those islands as a way of blocking Ishihara has got to be about the most hamfisted way of handling this anyone could have devised… Japanese diplomacy is a joke.”
“Don’t worry China. Abe loves Agnes Chan and Korean culture too! He’ll apologise and increase ODA, push through the currency swap with Korea and all will be right again! The LDP is the greatest!”
“More Chinese comic theatre? They just want to portray Noda as being anti-Chinese so they can make up with the next administration.”