In a blunder at least on a par with the “easy button” mistranslation in Russia and the mismatched gifts in London, Japanese media are reporting that Korean netizens are upset (or in other words, in their natural state) that President Lee Myung-bak was served sushi at the White House this week.
Pres. Lee was in town to celebrate the long-delayed passage of the KORUS FTA. So far I haven’t seen any Korean news reports about this, however.
I guess it just goes to show that even the White House chefs haven’t caught up to the Korean food wave yet. Surely there’s a bulgogi taco stand in Washington by now?