Thursday, March 17, 2011

Tokyo Governor Apologizes for Tsunami Remarks; Had Said It Was God's Punishment for Jap. Egoism

The Christian Post website reports today (March 17, 2011) that Tokyo Governor Shintaro Ishihara apologized on March 15 for saying that the powerful tsunami that recently struck Japan is divine punishment for the country's egoism.

He had said that the tsunami was needed "to wipe out egoism, which has rusted onto the mentality of Japanese over a long period of time."

"I think the disaster is divine punishment, although I feel sorry for disaster victims," he had said.

On March 11, gigantic waves -- generated by an undersea tremor -- leveled entire coastal cities and towns in Japan, and left an estimated 10,000 people dead.

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