By Cal Widdall
Nishimiya’s first order of business: Flag security
If you were appointed the Japanese ambassador to China, whose primary duties include getting attacked by Chinese nationalists and being chastised by your own government for making relevant observations, what would you do? Just two days after being given the post, Shinichi Nishimiya has collapsed and been hospitalised in what we’d like to believe is the world’s most brilliant ploy to get out of work, and not yet the inevitable heart attack which comes packaged with the job.
The incident happened earlier today on a street in Tokyo’s Shibuya district, near Nishimiya’s home. Though no precise details have yet been released on his condition, an official has confirmed the ambassador was admitted to hospital in poor health.
The stubborn silence over Xi Jinping’s disappearance, however, continues to provide a contrasting reminder that the Chinese government/overlords are not publicly accountable and can do what they want.