Fat men frolic, Jews to be treated equally, U.S. ambassador stabbed, new sales tax a headache | The Japan Times: "Fat men feast and frolic in bid to be ‘invincible’
Twenty-five fat members of the House of Representatives with two Government delegates and two journalists, each of whom weighs more than 165 pounds (75 kg), sat at a dinner at the Fukuiro, Yanokura, Ryogoku, on Monday evening. The most weighty attendants were Mr. Toichi Saiga (Chusei-kai), 260 pounds; and Mr. Utaro Noda (Seiyu-kai), 250 pounds.
The dinner was opened with a humorous speech by Mr. Noda: “We have an old Japanese saying, ‘Too fat to be wise,’ but the fact is the contrary. We must show the world the success of the fat. On the pattern of foreign governments, was the Constitutionalism of Japan organized. It is a derivative from the countries of bigger people than the Japanese. Though fat men are as a rule despised by rickshaw drivers and girls, this is not right. We must not be discouraged. I hope that one day all of Japan’s people will be as big as we are. If so, Japanese will be invincible.”"
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