Japan Might Have Friends If It Just Shut Up

Japanese Prime Minister needs a new policy for international affairs. He should start by telling people in his inner circle top shut up.
Can these two be friends? Maybe, if the guy talked less and listened more. Photographer: Saul Loeb/AFP/Getty Images

Shinzo Abe and Park Geun Hye this week looked a bit like schoolyard rivals called into the principal's office and forced to smile and say nice things to one another. Barack Obama convened Tuesday's trilateral summit, casting himself in the role of headmaster. It was a cagey move by a U.S. president whose promise to turn his administration's attention to Asia has been more talk than action.

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