Laughing matter

Laughing matter
REUTERS/Toru Hanai

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, left, shares a laugh with Finance Minister Taro Aso during an upper house budget committee session in the Diet on Monday. 

  • 0

    some14some

    forget politics it's Manzai time !

  • 3

    sillygirl

    They are laughing at us poor slobs who will be paying more and more taxes to support their pet projects.

  • 15

    Godan

    When these two laugh, an angel gets kanchoed. And the taxpayers of Japan get much worse! :-(

  • 0

    Saulo Akazawa

    They should be laughing, they are the puppeteers now!!!

  • 0

    nigelboy

    Manzai, as in DPJ playing the role of Bokke.

  • 3

    Jaymann

    This needs a caption: " and .. so I told them... I am going to borrow money from our future generations thereby indebting them beyond any hope.. get all the old to vote for us and make them believe the country is heading in the right direction" To which Aso replies: Maybe we could start a war with our neighbours and then enslave them for chap labour.... it's why my family is so rich now". Cue maniacal laughing

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    Zen student

    Abe: "Looks like we really fooled the electorate in that last election hey Taro?" (guffaw) Taro: "Yep. Now that we have their vote, maybe they can shove off and die...." (guffaw)

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    ChibaChick

    ....."So then I was like: your vote is really important to us. What you think really counts. We care about the people of Japan...."!

  • -1

    gogogo

    Get back to work!

  • -1

    Disillusioned

    Caption:

    "Ha ha! We are getting paid to do this and these fools think we know what we we are are doing."

  • -1

    Yubaru

    Was last night as good for you as it was for me? Are you kidding? I hardly felt a thing!

  • 1

    malfupete

    laughing as they fleece the citizens

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    Ninjazilla

    Dumb and dumber leading the country.

  • -1

    sidesmile

    "..cor dear..is that you?!" "Yes! Ha! Damn pickles get me every time! Shhhishishishiii!"

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    Neo_Rio

    You can't have "slaughter" without "laughter"!

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    tmarie

    Well, at least they weren't sleeping or screwing around on their phones... That's the best I can come up with. Dumb and dumber...

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    Jimizo

    'Those foreigners don't know anything. They complain about currency manipuration. I even heard one say we had an erection last year. How could they know?'

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    Bad2Dbone

    Beavis and Butthead

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    3Dollars Too Short

    Wow I get the same feeling when see their faces!!

  • -1

    Ewan Huzarmy

    I would laugh too ..... if it wasn't so depressing.

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    humanrights

    He said: ' I manipulated the Yen currency, I just brought all my money back from the US' haha Next year I will retire and you can be Prime Minister again!

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    LAcajun

    Your comments reminds me exacitly what Americans think when Mr. Obama laughs...

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    Spanki

    .....and they believe us over China!

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    smithinjapan

    Abe: "That radar-lock gag was a gem, Aso... a gem! Good thing they don't actually DEMAND we show them proof!"

    Aso: "Can you believe these suckers voted us in AGAIN? Can we change positions in a few months? And buy the way, how do you read this Kanji character on today's 'to do' list?"

    Abe: "That's 'shima'. We need to create more island controversy to take the focus off the fact we don't know what we're doing."

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    smithinjapan

    BadtoDbone: "Beavis and Butthead"

    Beavis and Butthead were a whole lot smarter than these two clowns.

  • -5

    bokuwamo

    Aso and Abe are discussing why the unhappy foreigners continue to live in Japan, thinking Japan should change to meet their standards.

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