Peace in Our Time?

Matt Lucas is on the telly. Breakfast telly too. In Japan………..

Hang on a minute, that’s not Matt Lucas, that’s Kim Jong-un. This is my first morning at home – yesterday I spent a good hour or so at the bank, opening a bank account to pay for school lunches. (On other mornings I’ve hung around the school ostensibly to ‘help’ the boys, but actually doing very little.) So this is my first taste of Nihongo housewifery and what a Good News Story this is: the two leaders of the Koreas meeting up.

Considering that last year North Korea was shooting missiles over Japan, this is really great news for this part of the world. IMG_0986

Tim Marshall in his book “Prisoners of Geography” points out that moving on from the stalemate is unchartered and perhaps undesired territory, (at least for South Korea and China). This is because there will be huge demands economically on South Korea and a united Korea would also mean Beijing will share a border with a US ally.

Anyway, I’m hoping the Domesday Clock has gained some time from this development. Exciting times.

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