Japanese prime minister’s fashion disaster a costly mistake

Sure, Japan is known for some pretty weird fashion, but this one is just downright hideous.  Japan’s Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, sported this eyesore of a shirt during his recent BBQ, which he hosted at his home and opened up to the public.  He dubbed the event the “Real Hato Café,” an attempt to reconnect with ordinary voters in light of his waning popularity with voters.  Unfortunately, the earnest attempt backfired –  famous critic Don Konishi pointed out in a national magazine that Hatoyama’s retro-inspired shirt simply reflected how out of touch he is.

“This shirt comes from the ’80s or ’90s. His ideas and philosophy are old,” Konishi said. “Japan is facing a crisis and we can’t overcome it with a prime minister like this.”

Man, his shirt is pretty bad though – like some kind of technicolor dreamcoat meets country bumpkin.  I wonder if there’s a fobby version of gofugyourself.com… Hatoyama would totally qualify!

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