Skip to comments.Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...
Posted on 06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT by John W
TOKYO - Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama has said he intends to resign, a media report said Wednesday.
Public broadcaster NHK said that Hatoyama told his party executives he intended to step down over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa.
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Wow, Obama is causing the unemployment rates in other countries to go up too!
Anyhow, his two major campaign promises, relocation of U.S. base and warmer relationship with N. Korea and China are now dead. Naturally, his credibility is called into question.
Surely BHO has done worse. Can he resign?
This is huge, I knew we would be in Okinawa for another 20 years if movement didn’t go soon. The North Korean naval engagement of the South cemented our status in Japan for the next twenty years. They want us there when they get a good look at their communist neighbors.....
crow fighter out
Warmer relations with NK and China?! He’s Japan’s enemy within.
They are spending another day offering another lunatic conspiracy theory. Somebody has to make a list of them. Should make a fun book someday.
You’re telling me that an extreme lefty head of a state who promised unicorns and rainbows was not able to deliver and had to resign?
I envy Japan.
My first reaction was that this guy was kind of a nut job. Just as well that he is resigning.
But also, I’m kind of worried. All of the alliances we have built up over the years are falling apart. There are potential crises building up just about everywhere around the world, and this could get serious.
It’s not militaristic American presidents who start wars. It’s idiots who don’t know what the hell they’re doing.
And who do the Japanese now vote for? Do they go back to the old ruling party, which was also getting pretty tired?
If only this Administration could pull something like that off. These guys couldn't engineer a shift change at their local Dairy Queen.
These girlie-leaders are so transparantly loopy.
So, ruling against the will of the people is tough in Japan, too?
日本＊ピング＊ (kono risuto ni hairitai ka detai wo shirasete kudasai : let me know if you want on or off this list)
Oh my. I don’t think DPJ has a viable replacement. If LDP did not tear itself apart, they could have made a strong comeback.
But, but, but .... the norks are acting up! Doesn’t Japan need an appeaser in charge?
I’m glad he’s gone, but it’s going to be a total mess figuring things out now!
It seems to me the Japanese are being just a bit rash, considering the precarious situation west of them in the Korean peninsula. They might not be in such a rush to get rid of out base on Okinawa... But hey, I would be HAPPY if they started footing their own bill and carrying their own weight in that part of the world militarily.
It’s PAST time that Japan rejoin responsible FREE nations in gaurding liberty and standing gaurd for freedom against the likes of Communist China, their pets the Norkies, and the other Communist species in the region, the Vietnamese. Not to mention the Islamofascists in parts of the Philippines, Indonesia, and Thailand.
We’re ready for you to help us bear this burden Japan — THANK YOU for being our FRIEND! :-D
WARNING, the above post is tainted with trace amounts of sarcasm...
It’s too boring for Marines to be in Okinawa, what will they tell their grand kids what they did in the Iraq/Afghan wars?
“Well your granddaddy shoveled shit in Louisiana” -—George Patton.
Old dogie Richard
JAPAN-POLITICS/HATOYAMA-OZAWA (URGENT, REPEAT)
Tue Jun 1, 2010 9:19pm EDT
RPT-Japan PM Hatoyama says to resign, Ozawa to quit Currencies | Bonds | Global Markets
TOKYO June 2 (Reuters) - Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Wednesday he would resign, as the ruling party struggles to revive its chances in an upper house election expected in July.
He said ruling party kingpin Ichiro Ozawa would also resign from the party's No.2 post.
Pressure has mounted in Hatoyama's Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) for the premier to step down after just eight months in the job to revive the party's chances in an upper house election expected on July 11 that it must win to smooth policymaking. (Reporting by Yoko Nishikawa and Kiyoshi Takenaka)
Missed it by a “z” and a “w”.
Another leftist bites the dust; Australia is next!
Its no different than here. Campaign promises are mostly lies,...then the winner gets into office, and says...”whoa”, and realize they don’t know what they hell they are doing.
Hopefully they will have competent people around them to shine the turd as fast as they can. In the case of the U.S.,..it not only smells,..but the shine is a facade from morning dew.
The PM of Japan got out-wussied by O and resigns in shame!
I thought they WANTED us there.
To have these people in charge of major ministries was akin to Roh Mu Hyon and his legions of childish, inexperienced leftists at the wheels of power in Seoul. GOOD RIDDANCE.
Probably Kan will take over as PM for a few months, then it will go to Okada, then maybe Maehara. We might even see four Prime Ministers in one year if they really want to screw things up.
Funny thing is, nobody can stand the corrupt LDP, and on the other hand, they cannot stand the Obama-ist DPJ with all their phony "Hope" and "Change".
They (the majority of Japanese people) do. There is a vocal (not unlike the U.S.) minority that doesn’t. Those that don’t want are the of the same impractical yet influential group of thinkers that envision a utopian one world government where we can all just get along... There is smaller group of Japanese that still resent the fact that we ended there brutal conquest of the Pacific.
Regardless, the practicality of the relationship has been reaffirmed by the actions of the North Koreans in the last couple of months.
I like the Okinawa base, but can we please remove half of the 29,000 U.S. troops guarding LG, Hyundai and Samsung, and bring them home to guard our OWN border?
NO HE CAN’T
HE ,the Messiah, CAN (Yes he can) do everything except resigning cause GOD can’t resign
pull all the military out of Japan if they like
and let the Chicoms and North Koreans get even with the Japs for WW 2 and the Rape of Nanking and turning Korea into a brothel for the Imperial Japanese Army/Navy etc.
America is Japans sole saving grace and they slap us in the face at every juncture.
This guy actually does sound a lot like 0bama; the know-it-all rich kid with the military base that he can’t get closed.
I had two uncles on Okinawa in WII, one grievously wounded. The thought of us giving up ANYTHING that was paid for in blood galls me.
In the words of the day - “The Pacific must become an AMERICAN LAKE.”
I agree wholeheartedly.
Give up NOTHING. Ever.
It’s a touchy topic,,, but most of our troubles in Okinawa have been caused by high profile rapes of young girls, by our military guys who are more into hip hop rather than country music.
That gangsta subculture of ours has caused us incredible damage in too many ways to mention.
Gee...whod’a thunk it... “Gangsta hip hop culture”...hmm, yeah those Irish Catholic and Southern Baptist boys are really running rampant, aren’t they...
What a sick mess we’ve let our culture become... Ooops...Forgot...we’re not allowed to say things like that...might hurt someone’s feelings.
But hey...we’re all “racists” no matter what we do anyway...
Reuters: “fiscally conservative Finance Minister Naoto Kan threw his hat in the ring”
Another article says how the “fiscal conservative” Naoto Kan is pushing for a tax hike.
I think they will raise some taxes while cutting some spending. Not enough to make a real dent, though. They are screwed. However, so are many other developed countries. It is just that Japan went into this downward spiral about two decades ahead of others. Japan managed to hold out for two decades. Other countries won't last that long.
They have a different idea of “fiscal conservatism” than we do, I guess
Yet another leftie is exposed and can’t stand the light. Hopefully, nobama will learn from this guy. nobama...resign in disgrace immediately.
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