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Nap time in the Diet

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Finance Minister Naoto Kan, right, next to Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, naps during the Upper House Budget Committee session in the Diet on Wednesday.

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What was the DPJ campaign slogan again? "kokumin no seikatsu ga Zzzzzzz...."

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Too much 'Water Business' the night before no doubt!

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the pulse of Japan in a nutshell.

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Based on the occupancy of the other seats, at least you have to give him credit for making the effort to show up!

As somewhat of an expert in napping while sitting up, I wonder just how "asleep" he really is. My head tilts forward when napping like that. Allowing my head to tilt back like in the picture will quickly cause my mouth to gape open and my neck to cramp.

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Asleep at the wheel of the economy

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He's probably paying a trip to that green paradise, Venus!

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This basically sums up the DPJ party.

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Paid to nap. Gotta love Japan.

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Hag over? No problems. Imagine you or I showing up on the job and sleeping? This guy should be at the end of the line at Hello Work.

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@thepro

Asleep at the wheel of the economy

Damn ! Beat me to it ....

This is an amazing photograph that really captures what's going on in Japan.

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and Japanese don't find anything wrong with this.

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He must think he's still riding the subway to work.

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Japan is in safe hands.

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Don't they realize this is bad PR? They need to somewhere else behind closed doors. Then again this is typical, I've seen my boss nap in front of his desk during breaks.

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Country of the Rising Sun or Sleeping Sons ?!

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Now that's funny, and people see nothing wrong with this. I may come in stinking like booze now and again but at least I don't sleep at my desk.

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Zzzzzzz

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He's not sleeping! There's a bug in his eye and he's trying to suffocate it.

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Why didn't he send his junior minister instead? that's what they are for when senpai needs to nap.

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Country of the Rising Sun or Sleeping Sons ?! You all just don't get it. You see, they are sooooo confident about how things are going that they can actually take naps during work. We just relax! Relax. Be happy. I mean if they were wide-eyed, and concentrating on some issue, then we might have to worry. Nope, we are in good, good hands.

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you'll see the same in just about any meeting held in Japan - someone will be asleep. It beggers belief that people truly believe that Japan is a dynamic fast paced with it country - NOT TRUE. Anyone that has worked there will be happy to debunk most western myths about Japan

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gross looking old dry oyaji..yuck!

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He's thinking...:-)

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If these clowns remain in power for more than one more year, I'll be utterly stunned and amazed........but then again, this IS Japan......

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If these clowns remain in power for more than one more year, I'll be utterly stunned and amazed........but then again, this IS Japan.

Oh, come on! We had it far, far, far WORSE in the states with George Idiot Bush. I much rather have someone asleep for an hour or so than a flippin idiot who thinks God talks to him and tells him to invade countries or recognizes a budget because it has numbers in it.

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this kind of atti its happen in all over the world. whenver our mind alrdy overloaded or stuck and cant think.it depend on other people perception which way might be thinking in positive or negative. No body perfect.

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