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Jeff Kingston befuddled by narcotics

Japan Times keeps running with Ms Hemp, now quoting our second-favourite academic, Jeff Kingston, on his views on elite bread-heads employed by the old-boy network:

Hamp’s treatment by the police and local media “sends a chilling message to other foreign managers who might be considering a posting to Japan.”

As I said in the comments there, surely “who might be considering posting narcotics to Japan.”

Also, a bonus in the comments, Steve Jackson suggests Ms Hemp was driven to drugs by the Toyota board. :facepalm: 

 

Is this Betteridge’s Law of Headlines?

In the Japan Times (sigh), in an article by Jeff Kingston (sigh), we have the headline “Are forces of darkness gathering in Japan?” (sigh).

It’s full of anonymous sources, conspiracies, and other unproveable assertions, so I’ll give analysing it a miss, but I will note that Mr Kingston seems to be the only contributor to the JT spared from the Freedom of the Peanut Gallery.

Jeff Kingston beats Martin Fackler with a vengeance

Following up on Martin Fackler’s dodgy translation, the Japan Times allows Jeff Kingston to publish his usual Abe hate, winding up the hate from “pay the price” to “vengeance”, not just once but three times. Here is the evidence he is quoting Fackler:

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe […] vow[ed] retribution and justice by “making the terrorists pay the price.”

Yup, straight from the horse’s arse, and as I mentioned in the comments there, at least Mr Kingston managed to get one word correct, “justice”.