Thursday, January 26, 2006

Norimitsu Onishi on the Dear Leader's trip to China

Norimitsu Onishi, New York Times reporter and suspected (by his critics) stealth Japan-bashing zainichi, has an article on North Korean leader Kim Jong-il's recent tour of socialism with Chinese characteristics.

Onishi likened the trip to Chinese leader and retired Ninja turtle Deng Xiaoping's 1992 "southern tour," after which he "gave his nation...the nod for a full-throttled drive toward capitalism." The article provides a reasonable overview of past attempts by Pyongyang to reform. For "Where's Waldo?" type fun, try to find the hidden anti-Japanese message skillfully hidden in his words (I'm being sarcastic).


  1. The see a vast right wing conspiracy in Japan centered around Koizumi

    That's not what I've been saying (and it's not what others I know have been expressing). The problem is not a Koizumi-centered right-wing, but a PM Koizumi pandering to the right wing.

  2. This is a six year old reply - but Norimitsu ONISHI is not "Japanese-Canadian" if you apply the standard definition .. that is, a Canadian citizen of Japanese (ethnic/racial) descent.

    ONISHI was born in Ichikawa Chiba Prefecture - which is just across the river from the shitamachi of East Tokyo - as an ethnic North Korean who later naturalized as a Japanese citizen. So, assuming he has a Canadian passport, that would make him a "Korean-Canadian" or a "Korean-Japanese-Canadian" depending on your tolerance for hyphenated identities.


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