Topic in Focus
November 07, 2014
The Japanese and South Korean leaders both have an unusually strong sense of nationalism that makes them incompatible with each other. Park has such a love for her country that when asked why she isn't married, she replied, "I married the Republic of Korea." Abe himself returned to the prime ministership with the slogan, "A fight to take back the country of Japan from our post-World War II history and put it in the hands of the Japanese people"--in other words, "take back Japan."