Japan has voiced its concern over the increased unification of Asians with North Korea’s Kim Jong-un greeting Moon Jae-in with big hugs on Tuesday as the South Korean president arrived in Pyongyang.
“We just can’t do this hugging thing, it’s so Goddamn awkward,” says 40-year-old housewife Naoko Sugimoto.
Japan says once you start hugging certain people it’s a “very slippery slope”.
“Yeah sure, you hug your best friend or a close family member, but where does it end?” asks Japanese Foreign Minister Kono Taro.
“Do you hug your second cousin? What about your second cousin twice removed? Or your homestay exchange student?”
Taro confirmed with reporters that Asian leaders, let alone Asians, should never hold hands.