We hope that when the Obama administration says, “The President underscored his firm commitment to the U.S.-Japan Alliance and called for continued progress in modernizing the Alliance by implementing the joint realignment initiative,” they mean Mr. Obama
ations with the rogue North, which recently announced that it would continue testing long-range missiles and suspended peace-reconciliation talks with South Korea, while continuing to make threats against its neighbors. The to kidnapping in the 1970s and 1980s. The Stalinist regime has refused to return them, or the bodies of those deceased, to Japan.
Last fall, in the weeks leading up to an agreement date with the Bush ad-