Probably this news is more interesting to Korean forum than to anyone else so I will post it here. Ri Han-Jae became the first player born in Japan to get named to a Korean national team. He was born in Okayama prefecture and went to Hiroshima North Korean High School. He now plays for Sanfrecce Hiroshima, although he hasnt started many games because he is only 19. Ri, an attacking midfielder, was named to the North Korean U-21 team that will play in the Asian Games in Korea. He will travel to Korea for the first time in his life in mid-September, to practice with the North Korean team. This is a big news story in Japan (especially Kansai) right now because of Prime Minister Koizumi's planned trip to North Korea, at about the same time. According to one news report, there is a good chance that Ri will travel along in the Japanese Prime Minister's airplane!! (If he travels by a regular plane, he has to go to Beijing first, because there are no direct airplane flights to North Korea). By the way, for anyon who is wondering, "Ri" is the same Chinese character as the usual "Lee" in Korean, but the prounciation is "Ri"