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Japan: Reaction to Asahi article on supermarket inspection

An article in the Asahi Shimbun [ja] about a visit by Japanese prime minister Taro Aso to a Shinjuku supermarket has been taken up on 2-Channel [ja]. Aso reportedly visited the supermarket to inspect rising food prices, and then proceeded to have dinner at the (very luxurious) Imperial Hotel. As often happens, Asahi was trashed in many comments on the thread. “[This article] is at the level of a school newspaper,” one commenter writes. “It's hard to imagine that this person writes for a national newspaper.” Another complains: “Who will it take to become Prime MInister for Asahi to be satisfied?”

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