A French satirical weekly on Thursday shrugged off Japanese outrage over cartoons mocking the decision to award the 2020 Olympics to Tokyo despite the Fukushima nuclear crisis.
Japan angrily denounced the cartoons and said it would lodge a formal complaint with Le Canard Enchaine.
But the popular weekly said it took “responsibility for the cartoons without the slightest soul-searching” and complained that the Japanese lacked a sense of humor and that they should lighten up.
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Comment: The French just ought to be thankful that the Japanese are not Muslims and that Fukushima was not something sacred like the birthplace of the blessed prophet. Otherwise, there's just no telling what they might do when provoked to anger..