Mind you, it does make for good telly. Well, actually it doesn't here in Japan, unless you are into lots of synchronised swimming and pre-pubescent girls throwing ribbons about.
So, Our Man is nonplused that Aso and co are putting on their best smiles* to bring the 2016 Olympics to Tokyo. The Koreans are less than thrilled too, according to this report. Thank goodness the Olympics are never used by unscrupulous pols to prop up their ailing regimes, eh readers?
*Note to linguists, an excerpt from Aso's news conference shows off his excellent use of passive voice: "Whatever needs to be done, will be done. Whatever needs to be built, will be built. Whatever needs to be financed, will be financed.” Not quite "We will fight them on the beaches" material, but pretty close.
Is it just Our Man, or is Aso acting like the LDP might actually win the next election? Set your skeet rifles on kill!