Tuesday, January 31

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Kojima Productions Threatens Legal Action Over ‘Assassin’ Photo

Image: Kojima ProductionsLast week, a racist joke originating from a shitty corner of the internet got quickly out of hand, and before long French politicians and Greek news channels—among others—were erroneously reporting that an old photograph of legendary game designer Hideo Kojima was actually a photo of Tetsuya Yamagami, the 41 year-old who assassinated former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday.I say “joke,” but that’s really doing a disservice to things that are even remotely funny, since there was absolutely nothing linking the two men, in terms of appearance or otherwise, other than the fact they were both Japanese.If you’re just joining this, here’s Zack reporting the news on Friday: Shortly after today’s assassination, some shitty people in a dank corner of the internet...
World leaders mourn assassination of “friend” Shinzo Abe

World leaders mourn assassination of “friend” Shinzo Abe

World leaders past and present mourned the death of former Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, after the man many called their friend was assassinated while campaigning in western Japan Friday. Abe, the country's longest-serving prime minister, was 67.Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said Abe's murder is "incredibly shocking," and he is "deeply saddened.""The world has lost a great man of vision, and Canada has lost a close friend," Trudeau tweeted. "My thoughts are with his wife, Akie, and the people of Japan as they mourn this loss. You'll be missed, my friend." South Korea's president, Yoon Suk Yeol, sent his condolences to Japan and condemned the assassination. "I send my condolences to former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's family and the ...