Is the April 1 online article “Chinese consortium bids to purchase Tokyo Tower” a joke? The writing is too close to authentic for an April Fool’s thing. It is confusing, not funny. I don’t think newspapers should be playing April Fool’s jokes. Do not play games with your readers! What is The Japan Times trying to be — a newspaper or a humor magazine?
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