Former PM of Japan Junichiro Koizumi Talks at World Ramen Summit

I didn’t even know that there was a World Ramen Summit until today, you’d think they could comp me some passes or something! 😉 The article even has a picture of the PM, but it looks like he’s looting a tomb in the picture, I don’t know where they found it.


TOKYO (Reuters) – Junichiro Koizumi never hosted a G8 summit while in office, but this week the popular former Japanese prime minister popped up at a “World Ramen Summit”, where he touted the tasty noodles as a universal treat.

“Ramen is not just for Japan, but it is also for the world and the universe," Koizumi, whose colorful ways made him one of Japan's most popular leaders ever, told business people from about 20 countries in Osaka, western Japan, on Wednesday.


PS - I found this site, which has a link to summits dating from 1997 to 2006, but I haven't found much on the 2008 event. Can someone get me a link?