In South Korea Kim Jong Un is preferable to Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

I have just seen a survey done by the Wall Street Journal that, on a scale of 1-10, put Kim Jong Un’s preference rate at 1.3, and Abe’s at 1.1.  One on hand, given the feelings towards Japan, and Abe in particular, this isn’t that surprising.  On the other hand, for all PM Abe’s faults, he isn’t in charge of one of the most evil and totalitarian regimes in World history.  Ethnic camaraderie must have played a role, as well as just general indifference I’m sure.  If you don’t follow the news than it could be easy to give another Korean a higher rating than a Japanese leader.  The piece is very interesting, and can be found here: http://blogs.wsj.com/korearealtime/2014/03/04/in-seoul-kim-jong-un-preferred-to-shinzo-abe/?fb_action_ids=10100303549436308&fb_action_types=og.recommends&fb_source=other_multiline&action_object_map=%5B639427729458456%5D&action_type_map=%5B%22og.recommends%22%5D&action_ref_map=%5B%5D

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About Leon Whyte

I'm a recent graduate of the Fletcher school of Law and Diplomacy. My interests include Pacific Asia and Security. I am looking for related opportunities.
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