Written by Takashi Yokota, Newsweek’s Tokyo correspondent and editor of the magazine’s Japanese edition, the piece is being criticized for, well, read the comments (or the Chosun Ilbo story lived above).
Interestingly enough, Newsweek’s Seoul correspondent B.J. Lee told the Chosun he neither received instructions from Newsweek regarding the story nor was involved in its writing. I’d be keen to see him write a response, though, because IMHO, this stinker really needs one.
Heck, if he can’t, I’d be happy to write one.