• Kyodo News


Dewi Sukarno, a widow of Indonesian President Sukarno and a longtime TV fixture in Japan, threw potted plants at a rightist as he harassed her at her Tokyo residence with a loudspeaker truck blaring out protests over her remark about North Korea’s April 5 launch of a missile over Japan, police said Monday.

According to Shibuya police, who are investigating, the man drove in front of the home of Sukarno, 69, at around 9:30 a.m. on Sunday and began blaring his protests. Angered, Sukarno, who is Japanese, threw three potted plants from the second floor, reportedly causing damage to the truck.

The two later got into a tussle, and Sukarno’s camera was damaged.

The rightwinger told police he was protesting Sukarno’s remark that Japan was “making too big a deal” over North Korea’s rocket launch, which, taking Pyongyang’s line, she claimed was meant to carry a satellite into orbit, and not a ballistic missile test.

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