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Ichiro Ozawa, former secretary general of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), dozes off in the Diet on Friday.

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What a classic photo, a suitable caption would be "Your Taxes Working For You."

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I guess he didn't find Prime Minister Kan's speech very interesting. I wonder how long the photographer keeps her camera aimed at people in the Diet in order to get a shot like this.

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and this, ladies and gentlemen, is the shadow shogun - one to be feared. what a sad-ass not a bad-ass

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he‘s tired

that’s easy

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He's just waiting for his turn to become PM...

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Awesome photo... classic. This weekend I am dreaming of Yukichan. Best photo of 2010, Classic JT!!!

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Long week?

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Classic. Why are these people not fired???? As a foreign taxpayer I know I have little voice. If I was Japanese...

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He must resign from all his duties. It's just a shame; the country is in a deep crisis and he dozes off... just unbelievable this waste of tax money.

Its a real shame japanese people. Don't let them kick your head that way!

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Thinking of Ginza hostess clubs later tonight!

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Power napping is considered an acceptable form of behavior in J-land. It could be worse. A least he's not bothering anyone as he usually does.

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Power napping?

You mean goffing off?

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Well, SOMEONE has to take Kan's position as meeting dozer since he's PM now. He can't very well sleep during his OWN speeches, can he?

Anyway, I agree... these guys ought to be ashamed.

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Someone should tell the Emperor.

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Geeeeeez, let's hope and pray this guy doesn't become PM of Japan!!!

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The Construction Companies that support the puppet master have not paid him enough to stay awake, only enough to secure his 'attendance'...

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Talk about catching flies...

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Classic. Why are these people not fired???? As a foreign taxpayer I know I have little voice. If I was Japanese...

you will act and behave like Japanese and say 'shouga nai' :)

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I utterly HATE that gross pathetic old guy...GRRR!!

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some14some at 06:43 PM JST - 11th June

Classic. Why are these people not fired???? As a foreign taxpayer I know I have little voice. If I was Japanese...

you will act and behave like Japanese and say 'shouga nai' :)

EXACTLY!笑 **

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Hahaha you guys are terrible. I never would have thought about any less than innocent things until it was mentioned here!

That said, wow... someone needs to come close his mouth for him.

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This was the same dude in all those TV commericals saying he is going to fight!!

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Typical side-effect on people who watch political banter or CSPAN for more than 2 minutes.

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This isn't the first time he has been captured on film or video doozing off !!! What a waste !!!!

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Whassup wit all the jackets and ties? What about Cool Biz?

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Pretty good considering he's upright. I give him a 9.7 for balance and a 1.5 for difficulty

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He's thinking..."8 months = around 240 days until I get my 8 months"...can't you just feel the enthusiasm?

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No, no, you don't understand. When I was a student at a Japanese university, professors sometimes appeared to be asleep during our presentations. However, my classmates said that closing your eyes was a sign that you are listening very seriously. True, sometimes a slight snooring sound would be heard, but that must have been REALLY serious listening.

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They are all often caught sleeping on the job. In fact I would say most companies in Japan it is ok to sleep. I had one job that they actually made an announcement to wake up. Japanese culture. Who's going to fight it.

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I like to see politicians snoozing. When they're asleep, I know that for a little while at least, they aren't robbing the taxpayer or wrecking the economy.

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This weekend I am dreaming of Yukichan.

Ha!

Seriously, some of these politicians are just staying long enough to get a comfy pension -- possibly even Hatoyama. Think about it -- they take a beating in the public eye for about six months, then they retire with increased benefits because of the job they "held".

It's all pensionable time.

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