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Japan PM Fukuda resigns over deadlock
Reuters ^ | September, 1st 2008 | Linda Sieg and Isabel Reynolds

Posted on 09/01/2008 6:04:12 AM PDT by mazack

TOKYO, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda said on Monday that he had decided to resign in an effort to break a political deadlock.

Fukuda has been struggling to cope with a divided parliament where the opposition parties control the upper house and can delay legislation.

"If we are to prioritise the people's livelihoods, there cannot be a political vacuum from political bargaining, or a lapse in policies. We need a new team to carry out policies," Fukuda said.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Japan; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: fukuda; japan; resign; resignation; resigns
Seems like this happens whenever I come back to Japan.
1 posted on 09/01/2008 6:04:12 AM PDT by mazack
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To: mazack

Fukuda. What a name for a politician.


2 posted on 09/01/2008 6:06:30 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: mazack

Bring back Koizumi.


3 posted on 09/01/2008 6:08:03 AM PDT by dfwgator (Thank God Football is Back! Go Gators!)
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To: mazack

Was this the same Yasuo Fukuda who was teaching at the old Washington D.C. Judo Club on Florida Avenue in the early 1960s while attending grad school at G.W.?


4 posted on 09/01/2008 6:08:16 AM PDT by wendy1946
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To: wendy1946

According to Wikipedia, Fukuda attended Waseda University.


5 posted on 09/01/2008 6:09:32 AM PDT by mazack
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To: mazack

Waseda is THE university Japan IIRC.


6 posted on 09/01/2008 6:26:56 AM PDT by Perdogg
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To: Perdogg

Not Sophia ?


7 posted on 09/01/2008 6:31:13 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: dfwgator
Bring back Koizumi.

He won't return. The most likely replacement is conservative and outspoken Taro Aso, the last foreign minister of Koizumi's.
8 posted on 09/01/2008 6:35:12 AM PDT by Reader of news
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To: Eric in the Ozarks

From what I understand, Keio University, Tokyo University, Sophia University, and Waseda University are among the top schools. Most people would probably rate Tokyo University or Keio University at the top.


9 posted on 09/01/2008 6:39:28 AM PDT by mazack
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To: mazack

Lived there as a kid in the 1950s/60s.


10 posted on 09/01/2008 6:42:02 AM PDT by Eric in the Ozarks
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To: dfwgator

RIGHT ON!

LLS


11 posted on 09/01/2008 7:01:54 AM PDT by LibLieSlayer ( REAGANISM not communism)
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To: AmericanInTokyo
CNBC analyst says this is a major development.

How serious is it?

12 posted on 09/01/2008 7:14:29 AM PDT by BenLurkin (Palin is more qualified than Obama.)
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To: mazack
Japanese Liberals are firmly in control of the Upper House after the last general election in Japan.They are decidedly anti military and pro Appeasement of China Expansionism.

This is not where the USA would like to see Japan.

But such is democracy.

Japanese liberals do not understand history ( They have not been taught it.), nor do they understand that as we speak, they cause conditions of weakness sure to lead to war with China eventually.

Note the recent registration laws where all foreigners in Japan have had to be ID'd AND finger printed. The Liberals represent fascism to come in Japan, just like they do here in the USA ( Jonah Goldberg's Book: Liberal Fascism).

Political change is on the move in Japan.

Soon it will become a land of hugz, with Hello Kitty stuffed toys wedged into the guns of its defence forces.And that means death, horrible death at the hands of Japans enemy: China.China means to take over Japan. Lock stock and barrel.

And the Japanese liberals finger each other and pretend the outside world does not exist, nor will they understand that loyalty to one's nation does not mean a return to pre WWII extremism.

Very, very sick.

13 posted on 09/01/2008 7:20:25 AM PDT by Candor7 (Fascism? All it takes is for good men to say nothing, (http://www.theobamafile.com/))
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To: BenLurkin

good, in the long run


14 posted on 09/01/2008 7:27:48 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (What is it like to vote for a RINO for President? It must be a very funky, surrealistic feeling.)
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To: mazack
早稲田 kicks ass.

Waseda

15 posted on 09/01/2008 7:29:57 AM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (What is it like to vote for a RINO for President? It must be a very funky, surrealistic feeling.)
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To: AmericanInTokyo

How come all the REALLY smart ones go to Tsukuba, ones like Mrs. VanShuyten?


16 posted on 09/02/2008 9:47:29 PM PDT by VanShuyten ("Ah! but it was something to have at least a choice of nightmares.")
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To: VanShuyten
Before you know it, you are going to get some Meiji, Hitotsubashi, Chuo, I.C.U. Nichidai, Hosei, Keio and Rikkyo people into the mix here. It will be one bit 関東地方 free for all!
17 posted on 09/02/2008 11:32:41 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (John votes outside of the GOP on principle; Sarah 'sez "Third Party Conservative" is fine. Hmmmmmmmm)
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