Give me a freaking break! What the heck is the big deal? Everyone is trying to make this into something its not. First off the phrase came because Japan pulled a sneak attack on the USA, so the phrase is what it is. How can it offend Japanese people? They are the ones who gave themselves the bloody name to begin with. If they want to be mad then be mad at their own country. Granted he shouldn’t have said it but he apologized right away for the mistake. So its time to move on. What do people want? Blood? Im also sick of the doubled standard. Anytime a white male says something offensive, its the end of the world. Yet when Reggie White puts down every race, there wasn’t any backlash. These type of examples I could list all day. The bottom line is everyone knows He isnt a racist. No one in his profession could be. He made a comment that he shouldn’t have and he apologized for it. End of story.