Japanese Prime Minister complains that he no longer has time to read comic books

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21 Responses to “Japanese Prime Minister complains that he no longer has time to read comic books”

  1. Eater of beef says:

    What’s more important than monitoring a final crisis AND a secret invasion?

  2. Dirk says:

    He also said “Fortunately, I have money. I pay by myself… It’s my style. I won’t change it” when asked about his high-rolling lifestyle.

    http://www.smh.com.au/news/world/japanese-pm-complains-he-is-too-busy-to-read-his-comics/2008/10/27/1224955906506.html

  3. mellen says:

    What are his favorite books? Is he a Marvel or a DC man? What does he think about Maus, or Watchmen? Has he checked out “Soon, I will be invincible”?

  4. drewand1200 says:

    You guys read that as “Japanese Prime Minister Teara Asso” too, right?

  5. theWalrus says:

    Makes one wonder what intellectual pursuits Bush gave up when he became president.

    Oh, did I just use “Bush” and “intellectual pursuits” in the same sentence? Damn.

  6. Anonymous says:

    Comics are a big deal over there and everybody reads them. It’s like an American saying they have no time for TV I suppose.

  7. Shay Guy says:

    He’d probably read, you know, Japanese stuff.

    Hmm…wonder if he’s read Monster?

  8. Tamu says:

    I totally know how this guy feels. Except for the part about running a country.

  9. Sekino says:

    @ #2: I strongly suspect he means manga, not American comics.

    Hmm…wonder if he’s read Monster?

    Best.Manga.Ever.

  10. frankiez says:

    Aso rulez! Ysterday he gave a speech in Akihabara: the Japanese geek mecca…
    We should elect Aso president of the World so that everyone will have money to buy manga/comics and geek toys.

  11. semiotix says:

    What the hell is wrong with this guy? You MAKE time, goddammit!

  12. Uncle_Max says:

    An important part of being Prime Minister is knowing how to delegate. These unimportant things that are taking your time can easily be covered by subordinates.

  13. Teapunk says:

    Aso is not just a funny man who like to read manga. He’s a nationalist racist, too!

  14. sonny p fontaine says:

    he doesn’t use the toilet???

  15. Spherical Time says:

    Makes one wonder what intellectual pursuits Bush gave up when he became president.

    On the contrary, I bet Bush has lots of time to read comic books. Or play solitaire. Or however he spends most of his time in the oval office.

  16. Jake0748 says:

    Archie rules, dude.

  17. Jake0748 says:

    Doesn’t he mean graphic novels?

  18. Takuan says:

    Jake? dat you man?

  19. Jake0748 says:

    Yez, it is eye.

    Happy New President. :D

  20. airship says:

    He reads comics, leads a major industrial nation, AND looks like an Asian James Bond.

    Why can’t we have a leader like that?

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