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Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Emperor & Empress update

These two continue to impress!

The Japanese Emperor Akihito has paid a surprise visit to a monument for South Korean war dead on the island of Saipan. Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko bowed in front of the monument, a moment that the press were not permitted to film or photograph.

The South Korean community on Saipan was surprised but pleased with the visit by the Japanese royal couple. Relations between the two countries are tense on the issue of the war past. Seoul thinks Tokyo should recognise its war crimes more openly.

They continue to do exactly the right thing to help relations and show themselves to be giants of morality and integrity.

UPDATE: Even though I beat him to the punch, Oranckay has a much more indepth, well thought out post about this.