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South Korean President Lee Myung-Bak, center, shakes hands with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao as Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama, left, watches at the end of a joint news conference following trilateral summit meetings in Seogwipo on Jeju island, south of Seoul, on Sunday.

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"Yoroshiku tanomu de...." Lee to Wen ! Hatoyama looks comfortable without any role for Japan to play !

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a handshake and a smile means nothing in Asia.

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a handshake and a smile means nothing in Asia.

Nor does everyone else in the world.

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Lee: Thank you so much for supporting us.

Wen: Don't thank me yet. We're still friends with Kim.

Hatoyama: Gee, I wish we could a part of Asia. It sure looks fun.

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"Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao"

I'll bet this guy would lose big if there were actual free elections in China.

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What kind of a politician wears a yellow tie to a summit?

A loopy one.

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"Yoroshiku tanomu de...." Lee to Wen ! Hatoyama looks comfortable without any role for Japan to play !

Er... maybe these as being overshadowed by the Cheonan incident but the reason why China is on the sumit is in fact about the three countries agreed on start a joint study for a trilateral FTA. Visas waivers for increase business travels and other serious business.

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Three really rubbish politicians - who probably hate each other - joining one another in a stage-managed pantomine.

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Director: Places people. OK, Wen and Lee shake hands and smile. Look happy. Hatoyama, well, stand back and smile.

Lee: So I shake hands and smile?

Director: Thats right sweety, shake hands and smile.

Wen: So I shake hands and smile?

Director: Oh for God's sake, that's all you do. Don't talk, just shake hands and smile.

Hatoyama: Is my shirt OK?

Director: No it sucks, but there is no time to change. Just stand back and let the real actors handle it.

Hatoyama: Un, un, wakarimashita.

Director: OK, in 4, 3, 2, 1 ...

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some14some at 04:56 PM JST - 30th May

"Yoroshiku tanomu de...." Lee to Wen ! Hatoyama looks comfortable without any role for Japan to play !

I got the impression that because the media concetrate on the Cheonan Incident, some14some may believe that Japan is doing nothing there.

So I tried but obviusly failed to explain, that the sumit was arrraged before for other reasons mainly about trade. China is not very interested in hear SK supported by Japan about the Cheonan incident, but they already committed to the sumit, so they went to the reunion and talked about NK after the original agenda on the second day of the sumit. The main result of the sumit as originally planned is more or less these.

"By 2012, we will endeavor to complete the joint study for a free trade agreement among China, Japan, and South Korea," the leaders said in a joint statement.

http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5j4ilo_9TVubRuP3XRqNFS9E8J50A

I dont bealive that they (the leaders) hate each other like BurakuminDes think. I think that they dislike each other for the much bad blood between us from the past. So the fact that they can sit on the same table and agree on something, no matter how small it can look to others, for me is almost a miracle. For some people It can look like a laughable "pantomine". But for the pacifist people of Japan is a hope for a better future. Is a small seed and is going to take a lot of time and care for bear fruits, but I think that is worth our the effort.

I apologize for write a long post knowing how painful is read my english.

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Any cooperation with qina is a bad thing. I hope Korea and Japan see the EU and its crisis as an example not to follow.

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What? No three-way handshake like last time?

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Political grandstanding.But even worse is the provocative picture.

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From my sources, these three gentlemen should expect the unexpected leading up to Japan APEC 2010 in Yokohama.

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Lee Myung-Bak: "We really have no chance at the world cup, do we?"

Jiabao: "No sir, all my money is on Spain."

Hatoyama: World what?

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