The New York Times printed a letter Sunday from the Foreign Ministry criticizing an editorial that described Prime Minister Taro Aso as a pugnacious nationalist.
The prestigious paper’s Sept. 25 editorial, titled “The Return of Taro Aso,” said the prime minister, “who is well known as a pugnacious nationalist by neighbor countries,” needs to “swap nationalism for pragmatism when it comes to foreign relations.”
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