Japan: 2channel on Aso UN speech

New Japanese Prime Minister Aso Taro‘s speech at the UN yesterday is all the talk on 2channel [ja], Japan's largest bulletin board. According to news reports [ja], 5 minutes into his speech Aso was told that there was a technical problem and that the English simultaneous interpreting had not kicked in. When told this, Aso apparently quipped: “That's what happens with things that are not made in Japan.” A couple 2ch comments: “やべ。かっこいい。” [Wow, that's so cool.] “さすが麻生、ユーモアのセンスはあるなw” [That's Aso, he's got a sense of humor.]

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