Wednesday, January 2, 2008

Prime minister's YouTube address falls on deaf ears

Japan's new prime minister Fukuda Yasuo has posted a New Year's speech in English on YouTube. In it he puts world peace and cleaning up the environment high on the agenda. However, his dour face (never once cracking a smile) and staccato delivery hasn't gained much of a global audience, at the time of writing he'd only been viewed 609 times and nobody has yet posted a comment.

1 comment:

Taro T said...

Only 600 hits and they all are from resident gaijin all giggling about Fukuda's speechwriter intentionally used as many words with the letter R as possible, as a sort of practical joke.