Japan has a big problem now. The present ruling party adopts the lefty policies. People who were angry with the economic policies of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP, the former dominant party) had voted for the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) with intense disciplinary feeling in August. Consequently, the DPJ got the power. Moreover, the DPJ had taken other lefty parties into its regime. Now, the Prime Minister, Hatoyama, is repeating nonsense and anti-Japanese comments one after another.
By the way, both Koreas and China has the tradition of eating dogs. They say that dogs are nutritious and nice to keep fit on a sweltering hot day. I imagine that dogs for them are just like eels for Japanese. I have a dog and I'm sorry to hear that, but it is their tradition. I have nothing to tell them.
The title of this entry is Mr. Hatoyama's official words to foreign countries which accuse Japan of whale hunting. Japan has had the culture of utilizing whales not only as food but also daily necessities. Japanese people have never wasted them. The price of the meat had been lower than cows and pigs, and whale meat had been the food of ordinary people. Mr. Hatoyama was born into a very rich family that has produced famous politicians. I think he might not need to eat the whale meat. However, he is now the Prime Minister of Japan. He should not say so. I'm suspicious of his qualifications as The Prime Minister.
on a sweltering hot day うだるような暑い日