Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (228)

Posted by ampontan on Tuesday, November 13, 2012

– A person who has something to say about everything

China directly borders on 14 countries. They have friendly relations with none of them, and other than Pakistan and North Korea, no alliances with any of them in Asia. Perhaps we should focus on the cool ties between China and South Korea, and make the judgment that we should strengthen our military cooperation.

– Lee Jong-min, Yonsei University professor

One Response to “Ichigen koji (228)”

  1. As fine an example of the Korean strain of thinking that values interdependence and sometimes counterpoint. Still, hugging a country with such a reputation for belligerence and independence is not the conclusion I would take. If one searches the Correlates of War database, China is at least in the top three list of most belligerent states in the history of the planet. But, given Korea, I guess any reasonable conclusion involving Japan other than spite is unrealistic.

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