Kentaro Kobayashi, director of the Olympics opening ceremony, has been fired over a Holocaust joke he made in the 1990s.
Anti-Semitism is a significant phenomenon in Japan, as I mention in the book Bieganski the Brute Polak Stereotype.
You can read more about Kobayashi's joke here
Antisemitism in Japan? You cannot blame that on Christianity or on Poland.ReplyDelete
Which is probably why it gets almost no attention.Delete
In my opinion the real antisemitism is an antisemitism without Jews. It's simply unjustifiable.Delete
Some time ago I went to a library and asked the librarian if they have a book titled "Jews fighting for Poland. Forgotten defenders of the Republic". They didn't have it. When I asked if they can acquire one the librarian asked: "But it's not antisemitic, is it?".
I saw fear in her eyes.
That is how things are. Anything can be antisemitic. Anyone can be antisemite. This is not a healthy situation.