KOREAN PRESIDENT ADOPTING TOUGHER STANCE IN DEALINGS WITH CHINA
From Chosun.com : "Japan's prime minister went on the offensive on Tuesday, saying he believes China and Korea will one day be sorry they refused to hold summits with him, taking issue with his repeated visits to a shrine honoring the war dead including convicted World War II criminals.
"The leaders of both Korea and China have been boycotting summits with Koizumi since his last visit to the shrine in October. However, Koizumi said he is ready for talks with both countries.
"Meanwhile, political analysts in Seoul said the latest comments by the Japanese leader indicate he may have been irritated by Korean President Roh Moo-hyun's speech on Tuesday. In a nationally-televised address, President Roh outlined a tougher stance in dealing with acts by Japan perceived as challenges to Korea's sovereignty."