[sumo] [OT] Gov. Ishihara on disaster - "Divine Punishment"

Jeanne Hedge jhedge at rcn.com
Tue Mar 15 14:59:10 EDT 2011

Good grief, isn't Ishihara done *yet*?


Tokyo governor apologizes for calling quake divine retribution
By Dan Gilgoff, CNN.com Religion Editor

The governor of Tokyo apologized on Tuesday for saying the earthquake and resulting tsunami that left thousands dead were divine punishment for Japanese egoism, the country’s official news service reported.

the rest of the story at http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2011/03/15/tokyo-governor-apologizes-for-calling-quake-divine-retribution/


I thought Ishahara had said he was stepping down, but at the end of the article it says he changed his mind after the quake. He's going to run for a 4th term in this year's elections.


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