- A man feels he’s being
power harassed at work.
I mean, have we not all
felt that way in dignity?
At being, essentially,
slate, wage slaves
felt like the world
treats you unfairly well,
I mean, it’s pretty common.
I think that’s pretty fair.
So he’s like, I’m going to get revenge
on my power harassing boss and company.
They haven’t taken care of me.
I’m going to do the most
sensible thing I can do.
I’m not going to go make a complaint.
I’m not going to go to HR.
I’m not going to try to deal with this.
I’m going to set some
cardboard stands on fire
at a company warehouse.
He managed the fire.
The fire manages to burn
30,000 of 53,000 square meters.
In total, there were
109 employees inside
the warehouse, but
there were no casualties.
So that’s why this move, this
story can get an industry pan
because the destruction
of property is funny,
the destruction of
human life, not so much.
That wasn’t enough for him.
He tried it again at a different warehouse.
So he wasn’t going for the 30,000.
He was going for the full 60,000 square
meter point, whatever points that gets you.
The total damage was 20 billion yen.
So he’s been arrested.
He’s admitted to the charges.
I get the odd feeling.
This might not go his way, 20 billion yen.
You can convert that into dollars.
It’s still like $200 million.
This was a warehouse for Hitachi,
which makes a lot of electronics.
So I’m assuming a ton
of electronics in there.
That’s how the price got so high, so fast.
I don’t know what to say.
Not the best resolution
to the issue at hand.
I think that’s a very standard Ninja
News Japan resolution to a problem.
You’ve gone the wrong direction
in dealing with your problems.
More so, if you’re angry
about power harassment
at work, do you think
prison’s going to be better?
That might be the message I have to
these guys who are going off the rails.
Before you decide to
set fire to something that’s
going to burn down a
warehouse full of billions of yen
worth of materials, do you
think prison is going to be better?
Because you’re probably
thinking, oh, I’m not
going to get caught or something like that.
Well, you are.
Because like me, you’re
not a professional criminal.
I’m trying so hard not to
get into the criminal mindset.
Give advice to the criminals, whatnot.
It’s where my brain goes first is like,
how do you get away with this or whatever?
We’re not doing it.
I’m trying to at least cut down.
I’ll do it maybe on the more interesting
crimes, the more unique and unusual crimes.
That’s my promise to you for this new year.
2024 going forward.
I will only give advice
to unique and interesting
crimes, criminals, both.
Japan, once again, got the fossil
award for its reliance on coal plants.
So you might think,
advanced country, doing
a lot for green energy.
has 20% of its European
car sales are going to
be a mission list by 2026.
Electric, it’s a combination
of electric and fuel cell cars.
The European ban– this is because the
European ban is going into effect by 2035.
So every car in Europe has
to have no emissions by 2035.
All Lexus’s, Lexi, are going to be a
mission list by 2035, 2030 in Europe.
So they want to make sure the Lexus
can be sold in Europe, uninterrupted.
They’re clearly putting a lot of
effort into these technologies.
Toyota’s a big company.
It’s essentially a national
company at this point in Japan.
The issue– there’s two aspects to this.
Japan has won the fossil award
in 2019, 2021, 2022, and 2023.
It seems a bit much to me.
Because the fossil award
is not really an award.
It’s like an insult.
Your country is too reliant
on non-green energies.
We’re going to try to
embarrass you into doing better.
deserving of some criticism.
Japan has– because it’s not a
particular resource-rich country.
It’s an island.
They have to import a lot.
They import from other countries.
Other countries, you buy your stuff.
You’re going to buy
from the cheapest place.
And the cheapest places are going to
use cold refineries and what? This is it.
There’s still a lot of
cold refineries in Japan
to make up for the significant
loss of nuclear energy,
the Fukushima thing, really
put a damper on nuclear power.
Something I’d learned about,
which was a bit shocking to me.
Three-mile island happened, long time ago.
And it really put a damper on nuclear power
being adopted worldwide.
Apparently, if we had adopted
nuclear power at the same rate–
so let’s say, three-mile
island had not happened.
And the progress of
nuclear energy had continued.
We would not be having
a climate crisis right now.
So if we were using nuclear power,
consistently improving it,
upgrading it, that kind of stuff.
At this point, in our lives, we would not
have to worry about the climate change.
But because three-mile
island happened and
people got very skittish
about nuclear energy,
we now have a separate
crisis we have to deal with.
I just found that
it’s the unintended
consequences of a lack
of progress in one place.
I have Fukushima.
Yes, it was smashed.
Yes, it doesn’t work now.
You are talking about an
incredibly old nuclear power.
plant that was hit by an earthquake
and Tsunami and did not explode.
So great, it’s not perfect,
but this incredibly old thing–
because it was built ages
and ages ago– didn’t blow up.
And so I put a lot of faith in the
engineers who created these things.
I think if you did nuclear
power with modern engineering
practices and safety
standards, nuclear power
would be easily the
safest thing we got going.
But who listens to me?
Anyways, Japan gets the fossil world.
That’s one thing, the nuclear energy part.
The other thing is, Japan’s
now gotten it four years in a role.
And I feel like the group is
picking on a very safe target.
Because they could give it to China.
China uses a lot of coal
power, a lot more than Japan.
India– India uses a lot more than–.
I mean, it’s a lot more
dirty energy than Japan.
Why is Japan getting
it over and over again?
So there’s a thought process there.
Like, hey, we can pick
on countries that all react
negatively and maybe
actually try to do something.
I don’t know.
I don’t think China or India
would actually do anything.
They’d probably just ignore it.
If you gave the fossil world to
China, they’d be like, thanks, an award.
You give it to Japan.
They have to pretend
to be a shame like, oh, no.
We have to take this seriously.
Actually, again, Japan really
realistically is just ignoring as well.
This is not a real thing.
It was just interesting to me.
It’s like this group is like we want to
give out this award to embarrass a country.
Let’s not give it to
the ones that are scary.
Let’s give it to the safest
one we can give it to.
It’s just– it’s dumb.
This is like the streamers
who go around causing trouble.
Because we had the Johnny Somal.
We had the European dude who
did the trains for free and stuff.
Why did they do it in Japan?
Because in their view, Japan was the place
where they’re going to get
the least amount of trouble.
They’re going to get a Johnny Somal.
I don’t actually know
what’s happened to him.
I tried to find out.
I think he’s in jail.
He certainly was going
through the whole process.
I was getting clips on the Internet.
It seemed like he was out.
But then it also seemed like he was gone.
A bunch of them went to Thailand.
Thailand is not going to put up
with your shit as much as Japan is.
Japan takes the time and builds the case,
but actually gives you
enough time to get away.
So the guy from Europe
who was getting on the trains
for free, he left before
they actually arrested him.
But why do they choose Japan?
Because Japan, even if I get in trouble,
that’s a safe, nice country, and
I’m not going to eat, but you do.
No country is going to put
up with your shit that much.
It’s just got this image of the place
where you could basically
fuck around and not find out.
And it is interesting now that
people are sort of finding out.
Has nothing to do with
the actual story I was doing.
Tokyo, the city, has decided to make high
school free, including lunches from 2024.
This is great.
I think free education is very important.
I think it’s great.
The interesting thing is that
this sounds like a great policy
until you realize tuition in
Tokyo was basically already free
for any home making
less than $9.1 million yen.
So the only beneficiaries
of this new policy
that sounds very generous
is actually rich people.
So you had, again, the
average salary for Japan
four to five million yen.
So we’re just going to say 4.5 million yen.
So $9 million yen is
probably a dual income.
It’s two people working full time.
So essentially, if
you didn’t have a dual
income family, high
school was already free.
Maybe you had to pay for lunches.
So the lunches free, that is nice.
So the real only beneficiary
of this new Tokyo free high
school, including lunches
policy, is rich people.
So it’s not really as good.
It is still good.
I don’t want to like crap on it.
I think education be as
free as much as possible,
educating people is always a good thing.
I did run into this question.
So we talked about free
education in one of my classes,
and I was talking to one of my students,
and a lot of my students are older.
And I said, well, do you
agree with this? Is a policy.
Do you think going forward,
people shouldn’t have to pay
for school, people shouldn’t
have to pay for this stuff?
And a lot of my students
would immediately go, no,
I had to pay for it, therefore
they have to pay for it.
I had to pay for it, therefore
they should have to pay for it.
And I said, I kind of trumped them.
I said, so you don’t believe that things
should improve for future generations.
And they were like, what?
You know, of course I
believe that, but you just
said, because you had
to pay, you had to suffer,
you had to do this, therefore the following
generation should also have to do that.
So anything I’ve had to
pay for, or any suffering
I’ve had in my life, I actually
don’t want my kids to go through.
So if I had to pay for
school, I would be super
happy if my kids didn’t
have to pay for school.
I would be super happy if their
kids didn’t have to pay for school.
That is the evolution of society.
So anyone who’s holding
onto these arguments,
like I had to do it, therefore following
generations should have to do it.
You can always hold that in the back
of your head as a counter argument.
So you don’t believe in progress,
you don’t believe in change.
And everyone goes, no, no, no, I
believe in making the world a better place.
Everyone wants to make that statement.
But if you believe in that for real,
then you should hope,
believe and push for the lives
of everyone who comes after
you to be better than your life.
And a lot of people can’t accept that.
It’s an interesting
dichotomy in the human mind.
It goes along with prisons.
Our prisons designed
to rehabilitate or punish,
because those two
things cannot go together.
If prison is to punish someone, you are
not going to make them a better person.
If prison is going to rehabilitate
them, it cannot be a terrible experience.
So putting those things
together, like the ideas,
the concepts, because
everyone who wants to put people
on their prison will say,
this is to rehabilitate them.
But then you say, well, prison is an
awful place that makes people unhappy.
It causes depression.
It does a whole bunch of horrible things.
It gives you PTSD.
You probably get attacked.
You have to probably have to
fight for your life at some point.
I am thinking, of course, about
the worst cases of prisons.
That does not rehabilitate people.
That makes better criminals.
That makes tougher,
meaner people who come
out of prison and are
more likely to reoffend.
If you want to rehabilitate people,
you have to put them into prison.
Prison has to be relatively comfortable.
It has to have counseling.
It has to have a lot of benefits
to make them better people
and realize how they could improve their
lives and make the world a better place.
The dichotomy of these
two concepts never work out.
When you actually try to
have a real conversation,
so you have to ask people what they
believe and then called them out on it.
So do you believe in prison?
Do you believe it should
be to rehabilitate or punish?
And then when they say one, you have to
hold them to it and talk about the results.
If you believe the world should improve,
then the idea that you had to do something
therefore further generation
should have to do it.
Should not stand.
I clicked the button too soon.
universities are going to be
free if you have three or more kids
from 2025 with no income restrictions.
Also, it just means it’s
benefiting rich people.
So I have two kids right now, literally,
if I had another baby, I wouldn’t
have to pay university for my two kids.
Would be having the third child offset
the cost enough for it to be worthwhile?
Not for me at this stage of
my life, because I’m plus 50.
Having a baby now means when my
baby is 20, I’m going to be in my 70s.
So that’s a bit much for me
to start another baby’s life.
again, for the people who
come after me, this
is a really good thing.
So Japan wants to,
having trouble with the
birth rate, they are
struggling with the concept
of what the problem is
with people having babies.
University fees are not the problem.
People are not saying I don’t want to
have children because of university costs.
It is nice.
It’s a benefit, and I don’t
think we should get rid of it.
But it’s not dealing with
the core issue of people
getting down and dirty,
dropping the bottom out of it,
laying pipe, whatever romantic phrase
you want to use for sexual intercourse.
I have my personal beliefs.
My personal belief is the
problem with the declining
birth rate in Japan is the
work, life, balance, culture.
People work too much.
They have no social time.
They have no free time.
They don’t meet people outside of work.
That means if you
don’t fall in love with
someone at work,
you’re not falling in love.
You get used to being alone.
And then it becomes too
much trouble when you get older.
And that’s it.
Like you’re just done.
They need to get people to
stop working at a reasonable time
and go out and do stuff and have
enough money to go out and do the stuff.
That’s the secondary part.
If people are poor, they’re
not going to have babies
because they’re spending
all their time working.
If you spend all the time
working, you’re not going
to go out and have babies
because you have no time.
So you need time and money to meet people,
have relationships, and make babies.
A student had to write a diary.
This is a pretty normal school activity.
Is you write a diary and
you hand it into your teacher.
And your teacher marks it.
Just wants to make
sure that you’re capable of
writing sentences and
having thoughts and ideas.
This student was being bullied at school
and wrote in their diary.
It’d be better if I died.
And I wish I had never existed.
The teacher put what’s
called a hanamaru on
the sheet and then
commented, you can do it.
So hanamaru, let me explain what that is.
In Japan, when you do your work, what
the teacher does is they make a circle.
That’s the motto is circle.
And then Hana is flower.
So they make a circle.
They probably do a swirl.
And then they do
blossoms around the outside.
And it’s done on sheets.
It means it’s finished.
You did a good job that kind of stuff.
So hanamaru is a pretty common thing.
Elementary school, they just
kind of do it all over the sheet.
And it makes kids happy because they
get this big colorful swirl
that means you worked hard.
And then the comments, you can do it.
You can do it as an interesting comment.
I think what was actually
happening– there’s no confirmation.
This is my extrapolation
from the concept of A,
being a teacher and B,
knowing how much attention
people put into some of
the work they do sometimes.
I think the teacher wasn’t
actually reading the diary entries.
And if the student was
doing it, and the writing
looked pretty clean and neat,
they were doing hanamaru,
doing the thing, and then just writing
a comment, pretty standard comments.
Because, you can do
it and fight in Japanese.
Fight the whole.
Fight just means you don’t give up.
Try your best.
That kind of thing.
So what ended up happening?
Again, I think this is just ignorance
or a bit of laziness on a teacher’s part.
But this shows the
importance of if you assign
something to a
student, and actually, this
is a way the student was
reaching out to the teacher.
You’ve got to take that seriously.
I know it sucks.
I know reading kids’ essays and stuffsocks.
I’ve read essays.
I’ve written essays.
They all suck.
But the reality is, every now and then,
something like this that’s important happens.
So she gets in trouble.
She claims she did this
to encourage the student.
You can do it.
Is an encouragement.
The problem is you can
do it after the statement.
It would be better if I never existed.
And I should die is not the kind
of thing you want to encourage.
So she was encouraging the student, just
not the way she probably thought she was.
She got in trouble.
It’s all the kid to stop coming to school.
I hope the child is OK and
goes to a different school.
Don’t get into teaching if you’re not willing
to sit down and read two hours of shit.
Because that is a big part of your life.
But it shows that it is important.
Because in that shit might
actually be a call for help.
I’m just thinking about the
essays I wrote in university.
God damn, were they stupid.
And I was just every now
and then, feeling space.
I would not want to be my own teacher.
So you’re angry at the government.
We had that guy at the beginning.
He was angry at his company.
So he decided to set a warehouse on fire.
He had no concern for the
100 people in the warehouse.
That’s actually, to me, the scariest part.
He’s just like, I’m so angry,
I’m going to burn things.
I’m wondering if you thought
the warehouse would go up.
Or if you thought he was just going to burn
this like cardboard thing he set on fire.
But then once it started,
he must know the result.
And he went off to do it again.
So that makes it like egregious for sure.
He can’t claim ignorance at that point.
So anyways, let’s say you’re a person.
You’re over 50 years old.
The consistency of the
plus 50 year olds just losing
their shit and doing
whatever they want is amazing.
It seems like there’s
a switch in your head.
And when you get to a certain age
past 50, it either flips or it doesn’t.
So if it doesn’t, you stay
like a regular normal citizen.
But if it flips, you don’t
fucking care anymore.
You just do whatever you
want, whenever you want.
Because what the hell I’m
50, the thing is the thing I was
thinking mostly is it
50 or not retired yet.
Or at least most people aren’t.
I’m certainly not going
to be retired early.
So you’re 50 years old, you’re like me.
And like, I was like, I still got
like 10, 15, 20 years of work left.
If I got that much time, I
can’t just go doing random
dumb shit and fucking
up my life because I
still have to live a
certain amount of life.
Maybe if I win the
lottery, that switch flips.
And that was going to do whatever I want.
Anyway, so this guy’s
angry at the government.
And you know 50 years
old, angry at the government.
It’s time to get crazy.
A black car smashes
into the Hitachi City Hall.
And three people are injured.
30 minutes later, 15 kilometers away,
a white car crashes into
the Tokai Village office.
So this guy drives his car
into a government building,
gets out and says, you
know what, that’s not enough.
I’m going to get in a different car.
I’m going to drive 30 kilometers, oh, 15
kilometers away, 30 kilometers an hour.
I actually was sitting
there doing the math.
This is so dumb because of a high school
where they go like one train
is traveling at 60 miles an hour.
I started working out how fast he
was driving to the second location.
But of course, traffic and stuff.
It’s probably stopping to go traffic
because it is still in a small city.
30 minutes later, a white car
crashes into the Tokai Village office.
It’s the same guy he admitted to both.
I was so angry.
I took two cars and smashed
them into two buildings.
First of all, he has too many cars.
I bet it’s actually his car in his
mom’s car or something like that.
But he has too many access to too many cars
is clearly a problem if someone
is 50 years old and angry.
When he was arrested, he said, I
have a grudge against the village.
I mean, sure, you know what?
I bet if I go through my
life, I have tons of grudges.
I have a car.
I can’t run into building.
This is one of the benefits
of not being well off.
I’m not poor by any
means, but I’m not rich.
I could not reasonably
smash my car into something
because I was angry.
This story hit my newsfeed.
So I follow multiple newsfeeds.
This hit my newsfeed eight times.
It was a huge story across the news.
I can’t– it’s unique, for sure.
Maybe it’s because the
guy was arrested for this,
but OK, anyways, taxi
drivers at a red light.
And there’s a flock of pigeons in the road.
The light turns green.
Dude floors it as hard as he
can and hits one of the pigeons.
He kills one of the pigeons.
He probably maybe hit multiple,
but he hits one of the pigeons.
And he kills it.
A woman shouts out at
him like, dude, he’s psycho.
And he shouts out the window.
Roads are for people.
It’s up to the pigeons to avoid cars.
So his justification is, I
guess the interesting part
is he seems to think
that conceptually pigeons
would understand what a
road is and that it’s for people.
So he clearly hit these pigeons on purpose.
I think the woman– it’s not really clear.
It seems like the woman
then called the police.
This is verified by video footage.
This dude purposely
hitting a flock of pigeons.
He is then arrested
for killing a single pigeon.
Now, I’m not anti-animal.
I love animals.
I had a Dave in the background.
I don’t think he should hurt animals.
Getting arrested for killing a
pigeon seems like a lot to me.
But in Japan, there is the
violation of wildlife protection laws.
So he was arrested.
Imagine– he’s not going to jail.
But imagine paying a
fine for killing a pigeon.
And imagine hating pigeons so much.
You’re like, I’m going to mess up my car.
I actually wouldn’t hit
a pigeon because I don’t
want to clean it off my car.
It’s a very self-interested
reason to preserve wildlife.
But I’ve actually found a lot of my more
noble traits are actually self-interest.
I recycle a lot because I don’t like waste.
It has nothing to do with
saving the environment.
I’m like, it’s just wasteful.
So I should recycle
because recycling is good.
It’s not waste– that’s
a personal attitude,
it’s not necessarily a generous
attitude towards the world.
This came up more and more.
And I think this– a media bias
note– I found very interesting.
The first story was
taxi driver hits pigeon.
Second story is taxi driver hits pigeon.
About a day later, it’s
taxi driver hits dove.
Which I found a very interesting
shift because the tone changes.
Pigeons– a lot of
people don’t like pigeons.
They’re street rats.
They’re rats with
wings, that kind of stuff.
You’ve heard all those statements before.
Dove, on the other hand,
conjures a very different image.
But I don’t believe I’ve ever seen a dove A
in the wild or in Japan,
the time I’ve been in Japan.
So I forget what they called it.
It was like a rock dove or something.
They were just trying their hardest
to find a word other than
pigeon to create more sympathy.
That was the author of that final article
trying to change the context in the narrative
so that people would get more outrage.
So that’s something you have to be careful.
Media bias– it’s really good to go read
multiple sources when you read the news
because you will see
stuff like that happen.
And it’s very interesting
when you become aware of it.
So you become more
aware of everything you read
and the biases that are inherent therein.
OK, this is national news.
This to me illustrates what a
peaceful country Japan actually is.
Because this would never get
news time, I think, anywhere else.
I’ve never– I haven’t read the news
from every single country in the world.
I would love to do– this
would maybe be like, again,
if I’m rich and I had free time.
I would love to do not
just need to use Japan.
I’d like to do, you know, news Korea,
news Cambodia, news India, news Mongolia.
I would love to do a different
country essentially every day.
Every week do a different
country’s weird news.
It would be super fun.
But I don’t have time.
I live in Japan.
I read Japanese news anyways.
So it made sense to
just stick to one topic.
But weird international news on
a regular basis would be awesome.
If you find some weird
international news from
another country, it
doesn’t have to be Japan.
Send it to
com, or you can send a message to
And I will do a special episode, or I
might do a scenic beer or something.
I would love to do news
stories in the same way
from other countries just
because you know, expand.
Would I do, expand my
mind, expand your mind?
But that’s not what we’re talking about.
We’re talking about how peaceful Japan is
because this was national
news multiple times.
We’ve actually had a very
similar story to this before.
A woman bought a 110 coffee.
Now, what you do in
Japan and Canadian stores,
you buy a cup, and she
say, I would like a coffee cup,
and you get the coffee
cup, you give them 110 yen.
Then you go to a self-serve machine, you
put it in the machine, press the button.
Boom, Bob’s your uncle, you’re done.
She got her cup, she went to the machine.
She pushed the 190 yen cafe latte button
instead of the 110 yen coffee button.
The staff had seen her do
this on several occasions.
They then called the authorities.
I don’t know if she was arrested.
Again, I don’t know if
this is a rest worthy thing.
Someone has been arrested
for this in the past though.
She has made national
news in Japan multiple times.
Again, multiple news
sources picked up this story.
I don’t know what the goal is.
I think she claims she just
pressed the wrong button,
but she just pressed the
wrong button multiple times.
I actually weirdly think that is possible,
because let’s say you
just push the top button
or the bottom button or something
like you don’t think about it.
I could actually see someone
pushing the same button
’cause all they care about,
let’s be honest, she’s
fucking trying to rip off 80 yen
from the Canadian store.
She knew exactly what she was doing.
This is a conspiracy, and it’s not right.
It’s such a small, pointless story,
but because it hits the news,
like on the news, in Japan,
this was on the news in the evening.
This was the evening news.
But show is how safe Japan is overall.
Where they’re like,
we’ve run out of stories.
Let’s report on this woman
ripping off a Canadian store,
80 yen, maybe five, six times.
So much so, an animation
was created to illustrate
what she was doing when she
was pressing the wrong button.
If you watched the YouTube
version, it’ll be up in the corner up here.
It’s just fucking insane.
But again, how great is Japan that way
when so little newsworthy things
happen that they have to talk
about stuff like this, because
they’re making this into an issue.
Good last story.
So you know, this is traditionally
where an Engine News Japan goes to the
creepy, creepy, creepy, creepy man story.
So at a Prefectural Budget
Committee Q&A session,
so you know it’s about to
get sexy and dirty up in here.
You have older men speaking.
And that really, if you’ve listened to
the News Japan for any length of time,
gives you all the context you
need for the rest of the story.
Older Japanese men have not updated
their way of thinking to modern times.
So I have always said to
people who come to Japan
sort of relatively new people,
that Japan is still kind of in the 60s.
So, hey, honey, slap in the
butt as the waitress walks away.
Wouldn’t be that unusual
here for an old man to do that.
Now, it is wrong.
And you will get in trouble for it.
That’s actually, again, how we get
the Engine News Japan final
stories is they always do these things.
because their brain hasn’t
caught up with the times.
Also, these men always are so much older
that their brain isn’t going
to change at this point.
They grew up thinking that
was acceptable behavior.
Times have changed, they have not.
This is government dudes
running their mouths saying stuff.
They say whatever comes into their head
because they’ve lived their whole lives,
people listening to them
saying that they’re smart.
And so now they think they are.
Takeshi, 69 years old.
Right there, again, everything I
needed to know in the one sentence.
Takeshi, 69 years old, government official.
He was going to ask a question, but
before he asks this question, he’s like,
“You know what, I’m
gonna make some comments
“about a local tea ceremony
event that was held in the town.
“Very kind, very generous.
” You know what he’s gonna do?
He’s gonna promote
the community he lives in.
Seems like a good idea.
So, again, we’re still on
the right track here, Takeshi.
Come on, buddy, you got this.
You’re going to promote a local
event with all the other people
and just say how great it
was, how you had a good time.
It’s a traditional tea ceremony event.
It’s gonna be, you know, Japanese culture.
All perfect, okay.
It was a local tea event put
on by high school students.
69 year old politician combined
with high school students
means that the next
thing that comes out of
his mouth has to have
a creepy element to it.
Guaranteed, there’s no
other way this can go.
His statement was,
the sweets made by the
female students, okay?
Already stopped right there.
He’s specifically saying
the female students.
That’s already, you can see with
the slippery slope he’s at the top of.
It’s not creepy yet.
The sweets made by the
female students were delicious.
Stop right there, okay.
You could’ve just said the sweets
made by the students were delicious.
beautiful, everyone’s happy.
Has to keep going.
I also thought those two girls, oh, dudes,
picking out specific girls is dangerous.
He started down the slide.
I also thought those
two girls were beautiful.
Ah, 69 year old man complimenting
what I assume to be 15 year old girls.
Shouldn’t do it.
Just don’t say that part.
I also thought those two girls were
beautiful and a perfect score of 100.
Let’s just say saying they’re beautiful
was already pushing the
boundaries of acceptability.
But I think saying that some young people
are beautiful and they’ve
done an amazing thing.
You could’ve said
they’re wearing their
and it was all beautiful.
When you put a number on them,
you are clearly objectifying them.
And this is what I’m saying.
In his mind,
splitting a statistic on a
woman is not a problem
because his brain is back in the
60s when that’s what all these old men
probably sat around doing
in their 20s was sitting
around going like, ah,
you know, 80 out of 125.
Oh, 100, they were
doing that shit all the time.
I also thought those
two girls were beautiful
and a perfect score of
100, including the taste.
So he was saying
that their beauty was
100 and the taste of
the sweets was on 100,
but of course the taste
of the sweets came second.
And there is, again,
this other creepy thing
that Japanese people do,
like a beautiful and made this
and therefore it tastes better
’cause it’s all in your brain.
Another assembly member did the
political equipment of what the fuck dude.
So he just finishes statement.
This other assembly
person stands up and says,
what the fuck just came out of your mouth?
I don’t think you should
be rating students.
I don’t think you should be rating women.
I don’t think you should be
objectifying, shut the fuck up.
You fucking weird old man.
I mean, you want to give him some credit.
He did shut the fuck up and did
not continue with his statements.
I bet he would have gone on though
about how, yeah, I don’t even want to like,
because I guess I bet I
start getting in trouble.
Takeshi then afterwards
talking to the newspaper said
that he meant the taste was 100.
So not the, he wasn’t
objectifying the women.
He was putting a score on the sweets.
at those high school
students it made, which I
don’t believe, but I think
he’s just trying to cover
having said some dumb shit
because this is what politicians do.
They say dumb shit and
then they try to walk it back.
They’re not good at the walking back part
because they’ve never
had to do that before.
Takeshi said he meant the taste was 100
and he shouldn’t have mentioned looks.
His final statement is the
only really correct one he made.
He should not have commented
on the student’s looks.