Monday, November 28, 2005

Chinese troops invade Okinawa

WASHINGTON (Kyodo) Oct. 18 -- Chinese troops have invaded Okinawa, the U.S. Department of Defense said."

This was the lead in to a fake story posted to a fake Yahoo Japan news site on October 19 of this year by jobless former computer programmer Takahiro Yamamoto (30) of Nagasaki. He was arrested today for violating the copyright law after Yahoo filed a criminal complaint.
The story received close to 67000 hits between 4:26pm on October 18 when it was posted and 1:13pm the following day.
I'm surprised that Tokyo's ultraright nationalist Governer Shintaro Ishihara, didn't jump on the story and declare war on behalf of Japan. With all the shit stirring he has been doing recently this stunt would have played right into the hands of his gangster buddies.

related: The coming China-Japan war