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Japan's Finance Minister Taro Aso, left, speaks with International Monetary Fund (IMF) Managing Director Christine Lagarde before a meeting of G-20 finance ministers and central bank governors in Washington on Friday.

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A photo with every imaginable punch line you can think of.

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"Mmm. I like a man with firm buttocks."

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She's wearing a scarf !

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Aso-san "Can you check my math? Five plus five equals four, right?"

Madame LaGarde "Only if you are trying to come up with unemplyment figures."

Aso-san "Does minus two plus minus two equal two?"

Madame Lagarde "Only of you are trying to calculate growth."

Aso-san "so desune..."

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She reads manga too ?

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I see they dressed up like austerity ghouls for Halloween.

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It seems that he shows some kinda numbers to her and proves something,

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Aso - 'What's this kanji again?'

Lagarde - 'You should know Taro'

Aso - 'Ah so desuka'.

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They're on the same page - they both want to raise Japan's consumption tax to 10% and it won't affect either of them personally.

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I can't enlarge the photo without it becoming blurry but from what I can make out, it sure looks like kanji and katakana on the visible part of that sheet of paper. I guess she either reads Nihongo or is smelling him.

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"You see, I had the tuna melt, and you had the kreplach."

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Perhaps it's the sunbed schedule during the meeting.

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Darn... you guys beat me to mocking him about his Kanji level! I'll write a caption anyway.

Aso: "You can read Kanji better than I. What does this say?"

Lagarde: "I believe that's your name... in Hiragana".

Aso: "Ah, so! Thank you. What's with these documents not having any manga shouting instructions? It's difficult!"

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Still trying to figure out how much Nissin Instant Ramen costs....

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There was the same shot with the prime minister some time back. Maybe we all should just lend more money from the crowd?

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FightingV,

Nice one LOL!!!

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'Christine san, I think there's a spelling mistake here. Someone spelt my family name with an 'le' on the end. Is that how French people spell it?'

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Aso: "All these growth numbers have parenthesis around them. That is good, right?"

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They both want to raise Japan's consumption tax to 10% and it won't affect either of them personally.

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I'm colorblind. Why are all these numbers green?

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