An American diplomat was replaced the other day. His name is Kevin K. Maher,was born in South Carolina,Florence on August 21, 1954.
He belonged to Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs in The United States Department of State. Therefore he was Director of the Office of Japan Affairs.
On December 3, 2010, a lecture was done for the training students of the American university which had traveling to Okinawa in the Department of State. His remark at that time was revealed.
“The Japanese uses culture of the harmony for the means of the extortion.”
“Okinawa is lazy with the expert of the deception.”
“They cannot cultivate even a bitter gourd with the laziness.”
His remark considerably hurt the feeling of people of Okinawa. His speech is a blunder unworthy of a diplomat. And he was replaced immediately. And it is his boss, Campbell, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State is desperate for vindication.
“I apologize to people of Okinawa deeply on behalf of U.S. Government.”
“His remark is at all incompatible with the maximum respect that policy and U.S.A. of the U.S. government have toward people of Okinawa.”
The unprepared remark destroys oneself.