Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe met with a white man at an economic forum in Vladivostok on Tuesday who didn’t speak any English.
“Remarkable,” Abe said.
“He’s white, but he can’t speak English.”
Abe inadvertently said “Thank you”, “How you say?” and “Oomaigaa” on several occasions when gazing back towards the tiny white balding head.
Abe told reporters it was extremely amusing watching a Caucasian trying to communicate in a language that wasn’t English.
“My grandfather always told me you should never trust a white man that doesn’t speak English,” he said.
“But you can still hire them for part-time English classes for children under the age of 13.”
Abe said he was equally bemused by the man’s serious lack of high tension.