most awkward greetings of world leaders

 Abe is portrayed in China as a militarist. Before the meeting with Xi, he insisted he wanted to improve relations with Beijing. But he angered China by continuing to visit Yasukuni shrine for the Japanese war dead.
Abe and Xi’s handshake is just the latest in the long historical greeting line of difficult hand-shaking

Silvio Berlusconi grasps the arm of Japanese PM Taro Aso and laughs at his cufflinks as world leaders look on helplessly.