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

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“It’s hard to read comic books as my time is now restricted.” -- Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso

My heart truly goes out to him.

Link (Via Comics Journal)

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  1. 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”?

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

    Hmm…wonder if he’s read Monster?

    Best.Manga.Ever.

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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. 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. 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.

  8. 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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