Japan’s ODA ranking expected to slide –  I’m glad Fukuda is on top of this,  so it will not become another example of Japan becoming irrelevant.

China to play greater role in World Bank–  This is good, but I will be much more excited when someone besides an American can lead the World Bank and an EU member can run the IMF.

China, Japan in talks over Fukuda’s visit – Talking is good, better than silence.  I will keep watch for any interesting developments.

Resolving crisis in Congo hinges on foreign forces – An update to an earlier discussion on the Congo. Talk about “entangling alliances”…and people claim the genocide in Rwanda ended? Seems like it just moved into a less organized form in the Congo. (sigh)