Yoshihiko Noda just took power as Japan's prime minister this month, the country's sixth PM in five years. He won election, following the March 11 triple disaster of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear crisis.
In describing himself to the people of Japan, Mr. Noda said he was like a loach bottom feeder rather than a sparkling goldfish.
Noda also denied that Japan's wartime leaders were criminals. As reported by The Independent (U.K.), on the anniversary of Japan's surrender in World War Two, August 15, the new PM refused to rule out a prime ministerial visit to Yasukuni Shrine, which honours the nation's war dead, including 14 executed Class-A war criminals.
What's up, Dude? Or, Lilahoej? (I understand "Lilahoej," is Japanese for "Dude.")
Oh, the Japanese don't seem concerned about their new prime minister's denial that Japan's war leaders 65 years ago were war criminals, as convicted by trials of the International War Tribunal. Barely a mention of that. It's this fish business that's got them upset.