A cartoon from one of today's newspapers:
Kim Jong-il is counting down:
To which a disembodied voice replies:
"So you finally have noticed. The number of countries now protecting you is zero."
Well, what do you expect from Japan's aggressive rightwing press? Of course it is chortling in shadenfreude at North Korea's apparent isolation. It hates the DPRK and loves making Kim into an object of ridicule. They simply do not understand...
Uh, wait a moment...I'm getting a note passed to me here.
It seems this cartoon was printed in the July 18 morning edition of the Asahi Shimbun.
Oh, never mind...