Watching news coverage of N. Korea’s latest nuclear chest thumping—an underground nuclear test followed by a succession of short range missiles—I asked myself how I would feel if I lived in Japan. I didn’t have to think long; I’d be infuriated.
Reactions in Japan’s oldest English language newspaper reflected concern, finger-pointing at US presidents and righteous anger. An analysis by Bill Sakovitch at Ampotan was more realistic than the daily newspaper. Cutting to the chase, Sakovitch asked, “Are you surprised that the new [Obama] administration still hasn’t put two and two together yet?”