[giving japan the finger]

Topic: Korea

Okay, this one is just nuts. South Korea and Japan are in a territorial dispute over a couple of uninhabited islands in either the Sea of Japan or the East Sea (that name, too, is disputed). The BBC reports that to protest Japanese claims, a couple of Koreans chopped off a finger each, one with garden shears and the other with a meat cleaver. Let us hope, for the protesters’ sake, that there are not nine more territorial disputes.