Shinto Nippon: Semi-bicchu?

People looking for information on Shinto Nippon, a Japanese opposition party formed amid the 2005 LDP splitup whose leadership includes former Nagano Governor Yasuo Tanaka, may be puzzled and disappointed at the current state of its English website (click for full-sized version):


Semi-bicchu? This cryptic bit of faux-English is, I believe, something of an oyaji gag: someone translated the “jun” of “jumbichu” (under construction) as “semi” and left the rest unchanged. I can’t tell if that is supposed to be funny or if someone was just too lazy to open a dictionary.

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  1. You have no idea how excited I was when I thought you meant there was a Shinto Party. But I’m just overtired…

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