Japanese Politician's Meltdown Goes Viral, But Why?
Reporters questioned a Japanese lawmaker about $30,000 in unaccounted-for travel expenses, and he responded with a weeping, emotional outburst.By Amy Kluber | July 3, 2014
We see public figures get emotional every once in a while, but one Japanese politician's viral weeping apology is over the top, to say the least.
In a press conference, 47-year-old Ryutaro Nonomura can be heard sobbing and yelling as he defends racking up about $30,000 in unaccounted-for travel expenses, mostly on trips to a hot springs resort. (Via NTV)
RT provides a translation of the outburst: "I finally became an assembly member ... with the sole purpose of changing society. I want to change this society. ... Don't you understand?"