On January 7, Islamist terrorists carried out a deadly attack on the magazine's Paris-based offices, motivated by the publication of the drawings.
"I think it’s a mistake to caricature the figures venerated by another culture. You shouldn’t do it," said Miyazaki, when asked how he felt about the controversial cartoons during an interview with the Japanese radio station TBS (via Yahoo! News Japan, translation by rocketnews24.com).
He added: “Instead of doing something like that, you should make more caricatures of your own country’s politicians.”
During the Paris terrorist attacks last month, 12 people were killed, including the magazine's editor, Stéphane Charbonnier.
Charlie Hebdo has a history of publishing satirical cartoons portraying the Islamic prophet Mohammed, but its cartoonists did not exclusively target Muslims. The magazine has satirised Christianity, especially Catholicism, and regularly pokes fun at French political leaders.