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The article refers to the South Korean President Park Geun-hye in Washington. Her speeches in different fora irritated the Japanese because she criticized the nationalistic turn of the Japanese PM. Insisting on the need for the countries in the region to cooperate actively against North Korean provocations and that in this effort the nationalistic attitudes of PM Abe are not constructive she presented Japan as a country isolated and in conflict with its neighbors. “Japan has territorial disputes with China, South Korea and Russia as well as confrontations with China and South Korea”. This was illustrated be the difference of treatment by U.S. officials between the recent South Korean President and the visit of Shinzo Abe in February. It seems that Japan’s turn to old values is paying in domestic politics –Japanese need to be reassured after the Fukushima traumatism- but this harms the country’s interests in the area and the World.