- 15 Dec 2008
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I only mentioned the Asia Co-Prosperity Sphere in jest, since I think your idea is just as funny.
But the point is economic development must take place regionally, just as it did for the EU--there are regional problems that countries elsewhere do not understand and cannot help. There are huge problems among Japan, China, and Korea and these must worked out among the three because they can't be ignored. However, some start has already begun with a historic meeting with heads of state from the three in Japan late last year. From there, some common groundwork can be established for long term future development in the region.
There was no indication or hint that you were kidding. Perhaps you were serious and just didn't know Japanese or Asian situation very well. As for the EU, you also and many others seem not to know it well. The most powerful foreign policy the EU has is ENLARGEMENT. You can go read up a bit about the EU and you will see that it aims to be a group of countries without being limited to Europe.
As for your poor joke, it wasn't very funny. Just a sad reminder of Japan's failed evil imperialism. The world belongs to those who have rejected such propaganda and evil intents, but are focused on peaceful cooperation and development of nations for the good of humankind.