I am usually the first person to point out wacky Korean nationalists such as knife in the gut man, hammer man, flag eater man, finger chopping ajumma, the Dokdo Riders, and my favorite of all bee man. Well I would be wrong if I didn’t point out wacky Japanese nationalists from time to time as well and the latest is this group of Japanese lawmakers concerned about Koreans encroaching on Tsushima Island:
In the latest territorial flap between South Korea and Japan, a bipartisan group of lawmakers voiced concern Wednesday over growing South Korean capital investment in Nagasaki Prefecture’s Tsushima, an island city only 50 km from the Korean Peninsula.
“Numerous numbers of guesthouses and inns for sport fishermen have been purchased by South Koreans,” Lower House member Takeo Hiranuma said at a meeting in Tokyo. “Some land adjacent to Japan Coast Guard property has also been purchased by them.” But the lawmakers fearing a takeover of Tsushima are alarmed by the aggressive purchases. (….)
Hiranuma referred to the dispatch of British forces to the Falkland Islands by then British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, saying any sovereign state should act with similar poise to defend its territory. [Japan Times via Marmot's Hole]
Go read the rest of Robert Koehler’s post because he has a pretty good response to this article. Yes folks the Japanese nationalists may not be as colorful as our favorite Korean nationalists but they sure can be just as wacky.