South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, left, shakes hands with Japanese Prime Minister Fumio Kishida before their meeting in New York on Wednesday. Photo: Ahn Jung-won/Yonhap via AP
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Kishida, Yoon agree to restore ties, address N Korean issue

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Me thinks we need younger people in charge of all countries. Seems old people can't let go of the past. Let it go senior citizens. Let the past be in the past.

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It's not the old people. It's the younger people who perpetuate hatred justifying it on events that occurred well before they were even born. Based on historical fact but embelished and exaggerated with mistaken and factually incorrect details.

Most old people can't be bothered with the past, they have their old hands full dealing with the present and the future.

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Good to see!

Nice picture too.

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VERY, VERY happy to see this. Now that we're three presidents away from Park Geun-hye, two prime ministers past Abe, and two Emperors past WWII, can we possibly, maybe start living in the present instead of the past?

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Insert your preferred cliche, here.

"__"

All talk, no action.

Talk is cheap.

We'll believe it when we see it.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

lol. And so the cycle begins...again. New five year, lame duck Korean president. Cannot run for a second term.

Year One: New Beginnings, handshakes and rosy talk from the leaders themselves

Year Two: Walk-back of New Beginnings, no more direct talks of leaders, no more handshakes at PR events

Year Three: Lose local parliamentary elections, Introduce "Limited Protections" against Japanese "cultural and tech imperialism"

Year Four and Five: Outright protectionism, Visits to contested islands, Court confiscations of Japanese assets and pre-planned "protests" against Japanese "imperialism"

(Bonus Points: President Indicted on Corruption Charges, hamstringing any and all "outreach") Sigh...

3 ( +3 / -0 )

Its just like Turbo the lag n the kick now it turbo lag on sk economy bcoms stronger turbo kicks hard

1 ( +2 / -1 )

Its just like Turbo the lag n the kick now it turbo lag on sk economy bcoms stronger turbo kicks hard

The problem in your analogy is that the demographics of both nations but that of South Korea in particular acts like a waste gate popping open early and spoiling the fun.

2 ( +2 / -0 )

Fool me once, shame on them. Fool me twice, shame on me.

Wise words for any political leader considering dealing with South Korean government officials.

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It appears that Mr. Yoon may have some fence mending to do with the US Congress. Perhaps he should only open his mouth to change feet.

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