Biden’s remark on Japan’s constitution raises eyebrows

(From AP)

A recent remark by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden that America wrote Japan’s constitution is raising some eyebrows in Japan.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a street dedication ceremony in Ferizaj

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden speaks during a street dedication ceremony in honor of his late son Joseph R. “Beau” Biden, III near Camp Bondsteel in Ferizaj, Kosovo, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Hazir Reka

A popular front-page column in the national Asahi newspaper said this week that the comment “was unprecedented in its insensitivity” and “could even be considered arrogant.”

Biden, appearing Monday with Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, attacked Republican candidate Donald Trump for saying that Japan might need to consider obtaining nuclear weapons in the future.

The vice president said, “Does he not understand we wrote Japan’s Constitution to say that they could not be a nuclear power?” Read More



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