In his first interview with the Korean media, American Ambassador Mark Lippert discusses a variety of topics such as North Korea, America’s role in improving relations between Japan and the ROK, THAAD, the “pivot” to Asia and his long-time friendship with President Obama.
He also confirmed that he not only eats kimchi, but is quite fond of it.
When asked, Lippert responded:
“I eat a lot of kimchi. Absolutely. I love it. I love the flavor.”
The 41-year-old Lippert, the youngest ambassador Washington has posted to Seoul, seems a sharp fellow and has been lauded since his arrival for the way he engages the public through social media and on the street. We should all wish him well moving forward with what must be one of the more difficult ambassadorial postings in the arena of Asia geopolitics.
As for “the question”. I once asked former Lotte Giants’ manager Jerry Royster something, errr, similar during his tenure here.