Tokyo, August 20, 2012 - Double decker buses on the Ginza carrying medalists from the 2012 London Olympics
Chengdu, August 19, 2012 - Marchers demanding Japan give up the Senkaku/Diaoyutai Islands
Call me a fool but I am glad I did not choose Mandarin. I probably missed out on becoming insanely wealthy. However, I do not have to try to justify anger over ebullience.
I did study Korean, for a year. Another missed opportunity.
Then again, being able to read the Choson Ilbo's "Japan Needs to Take a Cold Look at Its Empire" in the original would likely not make it any better.
Still obsessing about the assassination of Queen Min? Did someone slip something into my coffee this morning?
Can you imagine the Austrian Minister for European and Foreign Affairs calling Belgrade, "Yo, Serbia. Before I get into your tariffs on the importation of wheat straw as a part of your accession application, what are you going to do about Gavrilo Princip?"
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Top: Yomiuri Online
Bottom: Wall Street Journal China Real Time
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