Posts Tagged ‘China’

Taro Aso: right-winger or just a right minger?

Whenever Japan’s new prime minister, Taro Aso, is mentioned in English-language newspapers the phrases “right-winger” and “foreign policy hawk” occur with startling frequency. What has he done to deserve such infamy?
Well, Aso is a frequent visitor to Yasukuni, the shrine where many convicted Second World War war criminals are honoured, and he isn’t known for [...]