Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Mr.World ; Kevin Rudd

Below is my comment on the article of "Mr.World" by Hanna
Beach/Cockburn, TIME dated on July 13, 2009.

For me like many other Japanese, before I read your article, Kevin Rudd was imaged as just a stiff and locally biased politician simply because he has been criticizing Japan for its continued whale killing even for the research purposes which have been approved in a world community.
But my image of this Australia’s top leader is totally changed now. He has a say not only about Japan’s whale killing but China’s human right abuses in Tibet and other politically controversial matters between
Australia and such big trading partners as the U.S., India and other
Asian nations.

In a sense, he resembles U.S. President Barrack Obama because of his minority character as Aborigines, his seriousness to tackle controversial issues as statesman and his passion to change the status quo of his country and the world. From now, I want to support him as a new leader for Asia and the world.