|"What with the rap music and wearing their dungarees too low.|
It's disrespectful if you ask me. And all that swearing?"
-Emperor Akihito, just so
over the whole Emperor thing
|The Japanese Imperial Palace's|
gaping chasm is just off the veranda.
|Above: The Emperor of Japan carrying|
out his duty as the symbol of the State.
-Akihito, on not being able to keep up with
all his Emperor duties, like, uh...waving?
sorry to be a jerk, but what does he do?
|Pictured: Prince Chalres and his mother|
the Queen of...you know, I'm not sure I
like the way he's looking at her...
|Holy shit, Japan has right-wing lunatics too|
In a weird way, I'm glad it's not just us.
| Well, I suppose Japan's Emperor|
isn't linked to diabetes, but other
than that, what's the difference?
Look, the point, if I have one, is that Emperor Akihito has been a living symbol of Japan his entire life and now he just wants to retire and watch TV or drive around in an RV or whatever, so like, why not give the guy a break?
|Above: The Imperial Palace in Tokyo. Just look at all|
that lawn, telling kids to get off it has to be a full time job.