Anime Right News (ARN) — While on Abe’s trip to Israel he was served chocolate dessert in a shoe.
What did the Prime Minister of Israel mean by this? Surely they must’ve known that in Japanese culture they do not even wear shoes indoors; let alone using them as table wear!
The Nippon Were Not Pleased
There’s no culture in the world in which you put shoes on the table. What precisely was this illustrious chef thinking? If this is meant to be humor, we do not find it funny. We were offended on behalf of our prime minister.
- Japanese diplomat
Israeli Official Admits They Knew It Was Offensive
There is nothing lowlier than a shoe in Japanese culture. Not only do they not wear shoes at home, you also won’t find shoes in their offices. This is disrespect of the first order.
- Israeli Official
What Was The Intent?
The most obvious conclusion to draw is that this was a blatant display of passive aggression. And fans of Israel agree. Observe here one comment exposing the angst between the two countries:
Of course, the chef will claim ignorance so we can't know for sure but what do you think?
Are chocolate shoes the flashpoint for World War 3?
Will we stand with Our Greatest Ally Japan?
Are passive aggressive actions common while eating dessert with foreign leaders?
Share your thoughts in the comments below.