Thursday, June 17, 2010

Pictures that say it all

The photo editor of the Tuesday, June 15th New York Times had a good day. He had a chance to keep up with his British colleagues who have a tradition of letting the photos tell the story. The above photo bloc was paired with a story on if Mr. Kan can retain the prime ministership.

The photos reveal American elite impressions of the past six Japanese prime ministers. Only Koizumi can look you in the eye, and he was considered a slippery goof. The rest are, well, somewhere else. Abe looked to the heavens for help and Fukuda was too professorial for the job. Aso was nasty, little weasel and Hatoyama had to apologize for too much. Kan clearly looks like he has the weight of the world upon him.

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