Ishihara: “Japanese Is The Only Non-White Modern Nation”


Tokyo’s 80-year-old former mayor Shintaro Ishihara has yet again courted controversy by remarking that “the Japanese are the only coloured race to make a modern nation” – by extension implying that China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore and the rest are all pre-modern primitives.

Ishihara made the remarks in a recent spot of street oratory in support of his candidacy with Hashimoto’s Japan Restoration Party, into which he has insinuated himself after abandoning his post as mayor of Tokyo and “Sunrise Party”:

In modern times the only coloured race [“race of colour”] to make a modern nation are the Japanese.

This is all thanks to the wisdom and effort of the Japanese.

Our grandparents and great-grandparents started the Meiji Restoration, and made Japan into a modern nation.

The refusal to acknowledge Korea and China as modern nations (Taiwan and Singapore probably having escaped his addled mind or having been attributed to their colonial development at the hands of the superior Japanese and British) and his obvious satisfaction with the superiority of the Japanese have been taken as rather unsubtle slights directed at the noisome primitives populating the rest of Asia.

Ishihara is of course no stranger to race-baiting, during his long tenure as mayor of Tokyo having directed racially framed criticism towards Chinese and Koreans, whites, homosexuals, young people, otaku, and even the people of Tokyo who for some reason kept electing him.

Even some of the noisy net-rightists to whom he is a cherished fuhrer are having difficulty with such statements:

“Well, it’s true.”

“Is he really this senile now?”

“This guy seems only to care about aggravating Korea and China…”

“Talk about hubris.”

“Well, frankly we are just on a different level to China or Korea. They can try as hard as they like, they are just too different. There’s no need to drag us down to their level by lumping us together with them.”

“He may be right, but is this really the sort of thing you should be saying just before an election?”

“You shouldn’t be using racial distinctions the whites came up with themselves like that.”

“Just about everything this guy comes out with is infantile enough to have come from the lips of an elementary schooler.”

“Don’t bring race into it! The way he says it the whites who modernised first are the best race of all…”

“Those dirty Koreans were just a colony, after all.”

“He’s really showing his age. 10 years ago you could still believe this about China, but now who can really say that about them?”

“I don’t like to say this but with all this Japanese stuff Shintaro comes out with really sticks out. He lacks humility, and comes across as being as brash as the Chinese and Koreans he so hates.”

“I like him. Let’s leave aside his actual opinions though – isn’t it good how frank he is with his opinions? After the war these guys are few and far between.”

“The people around him are as horrible as he is so I doubt there’ll be any punishment for coming out with this.”

“The ‘coloured races’ stuff he comes out with – isn’t this all discriminatory to begin with?”

“So what if we were the fastest monkeys around when it came to copying everything the hairy barbarians did?”

“Wait, they made us a modern country? Even today we seem to be more a rotten feudal nation made up of nothing more than village bumpkins…”

“This old grandpa put his foot in his mouth again and admitted the whites are the best race of all…”

“He’s actually a white supremacist…”

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    • …white people as in who? You know that every generation builds upon the previous one, right? The ancient greeks weren’t white (As in Nordic White, that is what most people mean by the term) they were mediterranean. Ancient egyptians = under debate, but almost certainly not white. Medieval arabs were…err, arab.

      Not trying to dismiss “white people” at all, just sayin that arguing that any one race (again, which “white people” are you even talking about?) are responsible for “everything that makes up the modern world” is the height of hubris…

      Diversity is harped on about a little too much though, I’ll agree with that.

    • “Dude’s not far off the mark. Pretty much everything that makes up the modern world = Thank you white people.”

      Yet we are told diversity is good and that we should happily accept our gradual extinction as a race. It’s a funny old world…..

  • I am a Taiwanese.
    I’m sorry that your PCs, laptops, Android phones and many other awesome 3C products in Japan came from a pre-modern primitives country.

    I’m sorry we, a pre-modern primitives country found Japan the most when the earthquake hit.

    That’s a primitive like me can say.

    You made another Taiwanese racist, for that you owe your people an apology.

  • Ha, so after General McArthur forced Japan into becoming a modern nation, with a modern government, Ishihara thinks that he and his wrinkled ass made Japan into what it is.

    Right. Keep dreaming, you old windbag.

    • LOL

      Japan was modern nation around 1900. With it’s own world class navy and armed forces, technology&industry, as well as political system (constitution signed in 1889, Diet established 1890, from 1912 onwards Japan was effectively run as a UK style democracy).

  • Now that I think about it, wasn’t this guy raised in the late 30s and early 40s when he was a kid? You know, when Japan was engaged in imperialistic aggression as well as combat in the Pacific?

    Wasn’t the Japanese government force-feeding nationalistic propaganda to its people and shunning anything non-Japanese back then?

    Even after the war, I can easily see this affecting the worldview of Japanese people in their 70s and 80s today if they were raised under this shit when they were children.

  • Modern Japan eh? Killing and slaughtering all those dolphins 2x a year how many 15,000 50,000 a year thats Modern is it? How about all those 10 to 12 year old girls selling themvelves on your message boards setup specifically for underage sex with adults mostly policemen eh? MoDERN? Thats not modern thats still pre stone age.

  • “This is all thanks to the wisdom and effort of the Japanese.
    Our grandparents and great-grandparents started the Meiji Restoration, and made Japan into a modern nation.”

    I couldn’t agree more with this statement. The Japanese citizenry of the past sacrificed very much to get to where they are now, and to avoid becoming a colony of western nations.

  • And I thought most “Eastern” world nations loved to rave how they were “Modern” or rather “Civilized” long, LONG before the “West” the only problem was that they grew TOO civilized and retrogressed and the West clobbered ’em coz we grew (in weapon and greed technology) too fast for them to react.

    I believe it from the Indians, Chinese…some others.

    But IMO Japan was just Medieval in Oriental trappings. That led directly to WW2. They got humiliated by the merchant fleets bullying their way into their shores with iron boats and “Gunboat Diplomacy” so they started aggressively adapting to the “Modern” world, but kept their Medieval warlike feudal system.

    This led to them aggressively trying to take on the rest of the world in WW2. They did a real good job of that, but ultimately lost big. But their fanatic fighting and willing to fight to the last men meant the USA had to use NUKES on them.

    And, really opposite of Ishihara’s statement, the USA DID “Modernize” them…

    Really, after the war, no war crimes trials despite massacres, human experiments and wartime brutality in Nanking that even offended the NAZI official there to try to get Hitler to stop it. The Emperor keeps his throne, etc. But we more or less said “Ok, you want to be modernized world culture, fine we’ll help you, and you can keep near 100% of your culture, just don’t become a danger to us again!”

    I bet if there hadn’t been any outside interference… Say the plague had reached 90% death in Europe and led to isolationism, and a bunch of other factors (?permanent Divine Wind in waters between Japan and China?) somehow reduced any foreign contact to negligible levels… IMO Japan would have been the same as it was in it’s classic storybook/Manga time today. And in a thousand years when India re-asserted itself they’d still be that way.

    • – But their fanatic fighting and willing to fight to the last men meant the USA had to use NUKES on them.

      The only part of what you said that is true by 45 was the “fighting to the last man.”

      • The only thing ‘fanatic’ about them was just an impression, a perception that they were more than what was anticipated.

        But no matter how big a peanut gets, it’s still a peanut. You might be surprised, but that won’t change the fundamental outcome that was decided even before the fight began. Remember how easily it turned out. Calculating in terms of terrain, number of personnel involved, and resources routed to pacific, it was easier than the fight against the nazis.

        Eastern cultures are pile of infantile contradictions and childish lies masquerading as ‘culture’, hiding the fact that they never had the guts to ask hard questions in their entire history. How else can 10,000 years of history be destroyed so easily over the course of few years, and forced to adopt foreign ideas? Who can possibly claim that concepts of ‘republic’, ‘communism’, ‘democracy’, or ‘parlimentary system’ ever existed in the backwards ‘culture’ of northeastern asia?

        No wonder they spend so much time trying to get their little dicks up. Masturbatory fantasies are always the most pathetic.

  • So, the US after WWII re-building Japan and pouring millions into new infrastructure and what not had nothing to do with Japan being a “modern nation”?

    FYI you old fool, most modern nations are modern in more than technology, which includes not being a racist and intolerant old prick. So gfy.

  • China eh, Korea maybe/maybe not, but come ON, Singapore is arguably even more advanced than Japan…

    But god, there are non-white people who refer to non-whites as “colored?” I don’t know how this sounds in Japanese, but at least in English translation that is pretty fucked up.

  • Why doesn’t he just shut the fuck up?
    White, black, asians, we’re just humans in the end.
    Someone slap some common sense in that old foul mouth, the world doesnt revolve around him or Japan!!!

    • Singapore hardly has any caves. Instead it’s a nicely developed city state. However, the younger inhabitants are posers who have zero volume control, no dress sense and a tendency to congregate in a loud gaggle.

  • So let them be rich and a big player in modern technologies and yet , they are still poor as a restrictive and punishing society with a very, very unhealthy dose of down-right indifference towards local and global catastrophes.

    Sorry but Fukushima showed everyone on this planet how pathetic this “modern nation” really is.

    • “So what if we were the fastest monkeys around when it came to copying everything the hairy barbarians did?”

      This guy is both humble and honest in a joking fashion. Anyone who’s so much as read a history book about Japan full well knows that Japan only became “modern” when the Americans pretty much rebuilt their country. There after allowing the Japanese to copy Western creations to the T with no consequences. Plenty of jokes about Japanese plagerism/copies in films during the 70’s-80’s was for that reason.

      What’s sad is how prideful this idiot is about being “Westernized”.

      Also lmao at the racists saying let’s not be like the racists we shit on by being racist in the same sentence. Oh irony…

  • A sith lord would have a field day with all the ignorance , hate and rage mongoloids on here ..

    And i am quite sure that that is what is keeping Shintaro Ishihara alive .. feeding from your souls.

    The best way to kill him off is by ignoring him and puting him in a home

    • You shouldn’t insult the proud mongol race by relating them with these subhuman coward monkeys. Truth is, the term ‘mongoloid’ is a misnomer since Mongols are of Turkic-Siberian stock and east asians are of separate stock that are derivatives of those inhabiting southeast asia and by extension south central asia.

      Mongols initially wanted to wipe out all han chinese and its relatives, but only kept them spared for the purpose of keeping tax revenues flowing steadily. From their point of view, these people were weak, effeminate, and their ‘culture’ just a useful tool to keep them deluded in the idea of ‘spiritual’ victory while mongols kept what really matters: power and money.

      What’s even more pathetic is that chinese and other asiatics are now trying to claim Genghis Khan was ‘one of them’ and try to say it was ‘asian power’ that built mongol empire. Ask any self-respecting mongolian and they will laugh so hard at this completely insipid and servile statement by those narrow-eyed people who are just trying to copy (again) glory of others. All just because mongols happened to look a bit more similar to them than anyone else.

      How pathetic can these people get to worship someone who regarded their whole race as weak subhuman garbage?

  • “So what if we were the fastest monkeys around when it came to copying everything the hairy barbarians did?”

    At least one self-conscious and knowledgeable yellow monkey in the group.

    Their whole culture and language, not to mention prosperity, are just twisted and copied version of other cultures after all.

  • its funny cause in 10 years when he dies, the people will prob forget about him or only remember him as a comical character. all the countries that he badmouthed though would probably not, and when those chinese take over the world in 30-40 years, theyd prob just blow japan up all cause of this silly man…. 🙁

  • I’m a white modern European and all but… ahem do you have money for us now ?

    We’re white and modern and developped and… broken as well…

    We’re very white and very broken for the moment…

  • Putting aside the absurdity of the whole comment, it’s amusing that he thinks Japan’s modernisation wasn’t directly because of Europeans bringing their technology to Japan, and the Japanese essentially copy and pasting European culture to suit their needs. Japan copied modern civilisation, they didn’t develop it themselves.

  • Ishihara is pretty much the Japanese Rush Limbaugh. He probably doesn’t even believe half the bullshit he spew. But he’ll keep doing it just to feed all his fucked up demographics that gives him power.

  • So, wait, does he imply that a white nation is automatically “modern”?

    And modern means… meh, just get him a hobby, folks. Actually writing rape novels was probably more suited for him than political speeches.

  • I feel sorry for the senile fool.

    He should really check the GDP per capita figures nowadays.
    Taiwanese are much richer than Japanese, and Singapore and Hong Kong would look at Japan as down-right poor.

    All while leaders like Ishihara delude themselves.

    • He should really go back and learn his history of where they jacked all the “modern” technology from in that Meiji Restoration. Without that, Japan would’ve still been wielding swords for the next 300 years or so >.>

    • Taiwan and South Korea are well behind in per capita GDP, Hong Kong is a good chunk back (and shouldn’t be conflated with the PRC (commonly known as China) anyway), and Singapore is a little ahead. Therefore everything you said in your third sentence is wrong, with the thing closest to being right being “Singapore…would look at Japan as down-right poor.”, which is also wrong, as Singapore is only 7.4% ahead of Japan in per capita GDP.

        • My post and its parent didn’t mention PPP GDP, which is not the default when one mentions GDP. So you’re just starting a new discussion there (which needs to consider another layer, the modification of nominal GDP to PPP GDP), not replying to anything I said.

          I’ll just say that PPP isn’t better for everything, as the world actually cares directly about currency exchange rates, too. It’s true that if you have a bunch of money you can move to Squalorland and have it last longer, but that won’t help you when you want first world goods and services (healthcare, electronics, less corrupt police, etc.).

          So it really depends on how focused you are on basic needs vs. high quality goods and services that require importation or living in a good place. First worlders are the ones buying the latter more than anyone else.

          As for Singapore specifically, its strict laws may be enough to make it “lose” to Japan overall, given their first world status otherwise. Hong Kong is under Chinese rule now so it’s a bad long term bet if you like freedom.

          Like I said in another comment, Japan’s wealth distribution is much better than Singapore’s, so if you’re not upper class you’re likely to be paid more (in nominal currency, the only kind that really “exists”), not less, than if you were in Singapore at the same “level”.

        • So $49,270 is “massive” compared to $45,870 to you. Fine. But then I guess the distance to Taiwan ($19,888; Japan beats that by 130.6%, over 17 times what Singapore beats Japan by!) must be mind-boggling. And I guess the United State’s $48,386 when compared to the United Kingdom’s $38,591 (the U.S. beats the U.K. by 25.4%, over triple the proportion that Singpore beats Japan by!) is more than merely “massive”. As far as I know, the “pitiful” U.K. is still considered first world, even though it’s far below the likes of the U.S. or Japan in per capita GDP.

          By the way, Singapore’s distribution of wealth (Gini coefficient) is considerably worse than Japan’s, so if you’re “average” you’re likely to be paid more in Japan. Never mind that the goods and services in Japan are sure to be on balance better than what’s available in Singapore (laws aside), at least in Tokyo, the most populous city in the world, and the city with the largest economy in the world of all cities. Face it, Singapore has no serious ability to “look at Japan as down-right poor”, unless you think Japan should look at Hong Kong (and the U.S. should look at the U.K.) as “destitute”, and Taiwan and South Korea as “impoverished”. And of course by these standards China may as well be considered to have a negative per capita GDP, considering that Taiwan and South Korea leave it in the dust.

    • The more this idiotic talks the more poorly he represents Japan as a whole and will more than likely put the nation in a crapfest than he already has.

      Did Japan not learn from the nuke to gtfo it’s high-horse once again?

    • LOL, White people generaly is Caucasian origin rite ?

      Russia were Modern Nation, and they are Slavic, which not considered “white”.Hitler even called them subhuman

      South africa also Modern, have huge astronomy research and leading in world molecularbiology

      Beside only Huge japanese cities are where Modern Japan Lies. the rest of nation were supprisingly low tech.

      Bigest population in japan were mostly oldies over 50. as the only Nation with 98% homogenous population. no wonder they racist and xenophobic

      • Hitler =/= white definition.

        Russians are largely euro-caucasian, and so are good number of people in the world.

        Besides, being capable as a caucasian race certainly brings more to the table than other copists and followers.

        LOL at some people who think they know what ‘white’ means.

        • 23:07

          Really? Check demographics of far east. They were less then 100 years ago and they are shrinking if you know the facts.

          LOL @ asians and their ‘we are invading’ joke. Few legislations and you run like a bitch. I hope china nukes LA or something and we get a legitimate excuse to deport and execute all asiatic cunts who need a good bitch slap from reality.

        • The Russians were white, the others were invaders and land squatters that took up residence with its borders to take the land from Russia. Now with over population of the invaders the chinese asians have taken back most of russia.

        • You do know if you put the Japanese in Bikinis and small swimsuits for males then put them on the beach in Houston, Texas, they get black as charcoal don’t you? Like the Saudi Arabians and most Middle Easterners, they hide under a set of towels and blankets to stay ‘white in appearance’ but if they want to attack and kill you after a treaty in your city, the day before they all sun themselves and become charcoal black, you can’t see nothing but the whites of their eyes and their yellow teeth, they attack at night and all your city people are killed. They have been using that false friendship thing for centuries to kill unwanteds with.

        • 18:04

          81% of Russia is ethnic russians, who hold majority blood in rus ethnicity rather than asiatic one, and although it was pushed to about 60% back in 13th century, most russian today has much more Rus genes than asiatic ones (80-90%) since Rus genes overwhelmed the asiatic one over time.

        • 18:04

          You wish. No asian would look at a russian and think they are asian. As much as russians deny, they are much closer to europeans than anyone else.

          Only people in the far east are more asiatic.

          Your statement should have said, ‘Most russians are euro-caucasian, with minority in the far east more asian’.

      • Won’t get into Israel (that’s a minefield in itself) but the UAE is only modern in that it recognized the worth of dead animals underneath it.
        None of it was built, or is maintained, by any native of any kind. Whites design the civilization, slave labor from South Asia builds it.
        They are quite literally a living fairy tale- peasants brought into the future.

        • When the UK got away from UAE, what was their lifestyle? A choice between fishermen (in poor waters) and desert nomads?

          You could posit they’ve got their lifestyle from oil, but that’s a little like saying Britain owe the industrial revolution from having coal underground.

        • The UAE’s current build has some roots from when it was ruled by the British, but to say it was entirely “designed by whites” is pretty ignorant dude.

          The slave labour bit is definitely a position that is more arguable, though also one that could apply to a lot of nations.

      • Israel didn’t build itself though. It’s built (physical infrastructure) mostly by immigrant construction workers, and funded almost entirely by its’ slave colonies overseas.

        Germany has been paying “reparations” to the Israel for the holohoax incident, to the tune of countless billions, as well as 6 nuclear submarines (I shit you not, you can find proof with a simple internet search. Nobel peace prize author Gunter Grass blew the lid on this one).

        Britain (Especially the Rothschilds) have pumped many billions into Israel as well.

        The US has pumped over 1 and half Trillion into Israel since it’s inception (more than 8 million in financial aid every single day, as well multiple undeclared wars and invasions fought on it’s behalf (Afghanistan/Iraq/etc)). Israel’s defense systems (iron dome) and arms (missles, guns, tanks, and f-16s) are literally given to it by the US for free (At US tax payers expense). That’s not including the “loans” that Israel has taken out from the US, which, in every single case Congress has declared “forgiven”. Israel still engages in apartheid sate-hood, organ trafficking, and sex slavery. Not to mention the 100+ UN Resolutions against it for human rights violations and war mongering. Doesn’t sound very “modern” to me. Sounds more like a parasite.

        The UAE, I don’t anything about…

        • @anon 14:10:

          “The holocaust killed 6 million people throughout Europe, comprising of jews (the overwhelming majority), blacks, homosexuals, crippled, mentally challenged, communists, russians and romanis (gypsies).”

          to be more precise, the holocaust killed 9 million people. 6 million in german camps and 3 million in russian camps. The russians even invented these camps in 1918 and called them gulag. from 1918 to 1991 39 million people killed in gulags are estimated.

          But the russans where part of the allied forces, so it doesn’t matter at all, does it?

        • The holocaust killed 6 million people throughout Europe, comprising of jews (the overwhelming majority), blacks, homosexuals, crippled, mentally challenged, communists, russians and romanis (gypsies). That not withstanding, if you deny the holocaust as a hoax, then you should, as aforementioned, DIAF.

        • I don’t believe in fairy tales.

          The holohoax narrative is that Hitler gave an order to genocide the jews, and 6 million jews were killed in gas chambers in concentration camps run by the germans.

          It’s been more than 60 years and not a single authentic document calling for the extermination of the jews has been provided to a court of law. Not a single authentic autopsy report detailing death by gassing has been provided to a court of law. As part of a US War Crimes Investigation Team, Dr. Charles Larson, one of America’s leading forensic pathologists, who was assigned to the US Army’s Judge Advocate General’s Department, performed autopsies at more than twenty German camps, examining on some days more than 100 corpses a day. After his grim work he was questioned for three days by US Army prosecutors. According to Dr. Larson “never was a case of poison gas uncovered.”

          There is STILL no scientific/forensic proof of gas chambers. All we have are allegations and pictures of facilities where it would be physically IMPOSSIBLE to be used as homicidal gas chambers. America’s top execution gas chamber engineer took samples from the supposed gas chambers at auschwitz, and concluded that from no more than mere visual observation it would be physically impossible for the facilities to have ever been used for homicidal gassing, and the forensic analysis of the samples he took returned negative.

          There were not even 6 million jews living in the combined geographical regions in which Germany took control of. Nor was the world wide jewish population impacted by the so called “holocaust”.

          World Almanac, 1929, pg. 727 — 15,630,000
          National Council of Churches 1930 — 15,600 ,000
          World Almanac, 1933, pg. 419 — 15,316,359 (estimate provided by the American Jewish Comittee)
          World Almanac, 1936, pg. 748 — world Jewish population = 15,753,633
          World Almanac, 1938, pg. 510 — world Jewish population = 15,748,091, with 240,000 in Germany
          American Jewish Committee Bureau of the Synagogue Council, 1939 — 15,600,000
          World Almanac, 1940, pg. 129: World Jewish Population — 15,319,359
          World Almanac, 1941, pg. 510: World Jewish Population — 15,748,091
          World Almanac, 1942, pg. 849: World Jewish Population — 15,192,089
          World Almanac USA, 1947, pg. 748: World Jewish Population — 15,690,000
          World Almanac, 1949, pg. 289: World Jewish Population — 15,713,638
          Statistical Handbook of Council of Churches USA 1951 — 15,300,000
          World Almanac, US News & World Report, 1983 population of Jews — 16,820,850
          World Almanac, 1996, pg. 646: World Jewish Population — 14,117,000

          The number of “holocaust survivors” receiving reparations from Germany, just 2 years after the reparations racket began? 4 million!

          Churchill, Eisenhower, and de Gaulle, both wrote extensively on ww2. Eisenhower’s Crusade in Europe is a book of 559 pages; the six volumes of Churchill’s Second World War total 4,448 pages; and de Gaulle’s three-volume Mémoires de guerre is 2,054 pages. In this mass of writing, which altogether totals 7,061 pages (not including the introductory parts), published from 1948 to 1959, one will find not a single mention either of Nazi ‘gas chambers,’ a ‘genocide’ of the Jews, or of ‘six million’ Jewish victims of the war.

          “holocaust” is not something found in encyclopedias or history books printed BEFORE 1960.

          The Jews tried to claim (and failed) that 6 million jews were holocausted back during WW1! In fact, there are more than 150 known instances in which Jewish writers claimed “6 million jews perished or are perishing” in “a holocaust”, in newspapers BEFORE ww2 started. This claim has been spotted in printed newspapers as far back as the year 1886.

          Need I go on?

        • “I doubt 6 million were IN Germany.”
          You should know Holocaust happended not only in Germany. For example there was 3.3 million Jews in Poland alone, almost 1 million of Polish Jews died in Auschwitz death camp alone, which makes 85% of camp’s victims.

        • There is no evidence that the holocaust killed 6 million Jews.

          If you do the math and reverse the human population count back to the 1940s (, then 6 million Jews dead would have made the Nazi Germans master of hide and seek.

          This link says there were 14 million Jews worldwide. I doubt 6 million were IN Germany.

          I won’t take sides, but as people, a race of other people should NOT be put on top of yourself just because something bad happened to them in the past. Jews did nothing for those who “saved” them from the holocaust. In fact, they’re enslaving the “heroes”.

  • Modern?
    Japan still arrests people for looking at uncensored pictures of vaginas and penises.
    Not only that they hunt for people for even being near schoolkids.
    He needs to get his head out of his ass, along with the rest of the Japanese government.

  • Why won’t he just fuck off and die already? This weak minded, poorly educated, hate mongering fuck just needs to croak.

    Oh wait, that would be doing the world a favor. Of course he won’t die sometime soon. He has more hate and ignorance to spread.

  • I don’t see a problem with some senile 80 yr old guy talking crap all the time and making bad decisions, while being racist, homophobic and just plain stupid… I see a problem though with people who actually thinks someone like that can be elected to represent the public opinion.
    Japan could pride itself far more for being a developed country if only it didn’t listen to and elected the likes of Ishihara. Pretty disappointing how someone like him can stay relevant on politics for such a long time… he belongs to a retirement house talking stuff like that for bored grandkids who hates visiting once a year because they know this is the kind of ignorant crap he’s gonna spill as soon as they enter the room.

  • Yep. It was all Japanese ingenuity that rebuilt your country. Not post-war American dollars and the American demand for consumer electronics.

    The Japanese people were simply ready to roll over and die after the war. Who rebuilt Tokyo? The Allies. The Marshall Plan.

    This fucking pedo faggot needs to die already.

  • I wonder why this guy repeatedly tries to provoke others. And what is more strange to me is why he was re-elected as well.

    Anyways to me, a outsider he seems to be a dumb idiot shouting nonsense all the time.

    • Inferiority complex? Which isn’t so surprising coming from a Japanese or any Asian for that matter.

      But Ishihara seems to take it to the next level. His aggressiveness in provoking other Asians is already astounding.

      Y’know this whole Senkaku Islands thing only got to where it is now because he had to break the status quo and say to China “Fuck you we’re buying them”. Ever since that all hell broke loose. Before you had the odd Japanese or Chinese sailing a boat there and saying “Mine!”. Now look at the mess….

    • “10 years ago who gave a shit about Samsung and Hyundai.”

      Those companies were gigantic 10 years ago.

      Maybe if you said 30 years ago.

      Can’t say I’m a fan of SK, though. It’s like Japan with twice the xenophobia and none of the cultural accomplishments.

  • If his statement was
    “In modern times the only non-white-European race to make a modern nation are the Asians.”
    I would have agreed with him.

    As pointed out China, Korea, Taiwan, Singapore, all have varying levels of modernity. And some Asians do indeed have white/fair skin (A lot of Japanese do), so they’re not all necessarily “coloured” peoples either. The Japanese may lead the pack, but they’re not the only ones there.

  • Bitches can paint stripes on a pumpkin but that don’t make it a watermelon.

    Japan is only ‘1st world’ materially. Mentally, they are the same backward and infantile monkeys they were 2000 years ago. They can dress and try to act ‘1st world’ but no one is going to recognize posers as equals.

  • You can’t talk about a modern nation when i.e. gender violence is so widely accepted.

    And no, i’m not talking about physical violence; the solely discrimination is violence itself.

    So no; sorry Shintaro, even your premise is wrong. There are better examples of non-white modern nations out there.