OKYO (Reuters) - Bono, the Irish rock star and outspoken campaigner against poverty and
AIDS, praised Japan's policies on those issues on Wednesday, in a departure from his usual criticism of rich nations for not living up to expectations.
"The world doesn't really understand that Japan in the '90s led the world not just as a percentage contribution to the world's poor but as the volume contribution," he told reporters at the prime minister's office.
"The world doesn't understand that Japan has had a lot of success in its aid and assistance in Southeast Asia in particular, and that there's a lot we can learn from Japan in applying this to the rest of the developing world."
Wow, it is good to be praised once in a while.
But ,who is Bono?---Ahh Bono!! ---
But Bono expressed disappointment there was no talk about music, which would surely have come up had he met Abe's predecessor, Junichiro Koizumi, known as a music buff and an avid Elvis Presley fan.Wed 29 Nov 2006
I would praise Abe if he started practicing say, Billy Joel, for public relation.