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Report: Japan's prime minister to resign-Marine base in Okinawa, falling poll numbers to blame...
MSNBC ^ | June 1, 2010 | MSNBC

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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TOPICS: Breaking News; Front Page News; Government; Japan; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: base; blame; dpj; falling; hatoyama; japan; marine; marines; militarybase; minister; numbers; okinawa; poll; prime; primeminister; report; resign; yukiohatoyama

1 posted on 06/01/2010 6:15:54 PM PDT by John W
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To: John W

Wow, Obama is causing the unemployment rates in other countries to go up too!


2 posted on 06/01/2010 6:20:30 PM PDT by nolongerademocrat ("Before you ask G-d for something, first thank G-d for what you already have." B'rachot 30b)
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To: John W; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...
I heard that Hatoyama kicked out liberal nutjob Fukushima, the head of Socialist Party, and the ruling coalition is breaking up.

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.

3 posted on 06/01/2010 6:20:54 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: John W

Surely BHO has done worse. Can he resign?


4 posted on 06/01/2010 6:24:55 PM PDT by OklahomaGuy
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To: TigerLikesRooster

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


5 posted on 06/01/2010 6:25:50 PM PDT by ghannonf18 (Honorable service for 8 Years under a draft dodger,8 under a great American, TBD)
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To: TigerLikesRooster

Warmer relations with NK and China?! He’s Japan’s enemy within.


6 posted on 06/01/2010 6:26:36 PM PDT by skr (May God confound the enemy)
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To: ghannonf18
Well, speaking of which, one of the conspiracy theories making a round on S. Korean Internet and the leftie circle is that U.S. engineered this event to pull Japan back to its fold and let U.S. keep their base in Okinawa.

They are spending another day offering another lunatic conspiracy theory. Somebody has to make a list of them. Should make a fun book someday.

7 posted on 06/01/2010 6:29:42 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: John W
Another victory in the Pacific for the Marines!
8 posted on 06/01/2010 6:32:56 PM PDT by Lockbar (March toward the sound of the guns.)
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To: John W

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.


9 posted on 06/01/2010 6:33:08 PM PDT by max americana
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To: John W

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?


10 posted on 06/01/2010 6:36:46 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
"U.S. engineered this event "

If only this Administration could pull something like that off. These guys couldn't engineer a shift change at their local Dairy Queen.

11 posted on 06/01/2010 6:37:12 PM PDT by OldDeckHand
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To: John W
Ha...the Japanese should have gotten a clue when our pacifist Prez couldn't close Guantanamo or pull our troops out of Iraq.

These girlie-leaders are so transparantly loopy.

12 posted on 06/01/2010 6:44:03 PM PDT by what's up
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To: John W

So, ruling against the will of the people is tough in Japan, too?


13 posted on 06/01/2010 6:51:24 PM PDT by Cyber Liberty (Build a man a fire; he'll be warm for a night. Set a man on fire; he'll be warm the rest of his life)
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To: John W; maikeru; Dr. Marten; Eric in the Ozarks; Al Gator; snowsislander; sushiman; ...
Warming up the Revolving PM Door from the early '90s...

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)

14 posted on 06/01/2010 6:55:38 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: John W

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.


15 posted on 06/01/2010 6:58:13 PM PDT by bluejay
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To: John W

But, but, but .... the norks are acting up! Doesn’t Japan need an appeaser in charge?


16 posted on 06/01/2010 6:58:26 PM PDT by NonValueAdded ("The real death threat is their legislation" Rush Limbaugh, 3/25/10)
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To: John W

I’m glad he’s gone, but it’s going to be a total mess figuring things out now!


17 posted on 06/01/2010 6:58:48 PM PDT by Ronin
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To: John W

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


18 posted on 06/01/2010 7:00:57 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: patriot preacher

WARNING, the above post is tainted with trace amounts of sarcasm...


19 posted on 06/01/2010 7:01:36 PM PDT by patriot preacher (To be a good American Citizen and a Christian IS NOT a contradiction. (www.mygration.blogspot.com))
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To: AdmSmith; Berosus; bigheadfred; Convert from ECUSA; dervish; Ernest_at_the_Beach; Fred Nerks; ...

20 posted on 06/01/2010 7:03:27 PM PDT by SunkenCiv ("Fools learn from experience. I prefer to learn from the experience of others." -- Otto von Bismarck)
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To: DTogo
I'm curious if you agree with my assessment posted here.
21 posted on 06/01/2010 7:03:46 PM PDT by Vigilanteman (Obama: Fake black man. Fake Messiah. Fake American. How many fakes can you fit in one Zer0?)
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To: Cicero
Bears repeating.

It’s not militaristic American presidents who start wars. It’s idiots who don’t know what the hell they’re doing.
22 posted on 06/01/2010 7:04:35 PM PDT by Freedom_Fighter_2001
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To: John W

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


23 posted on 06/01/2010 7:29:47 PM PDT by Griddlee
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To: John W
Historically moving U.S. marines when they don't want to go has never proved to be easy. Semper Fi!
24 posted on 06/01/2010 7:36:39 PM PDT by Hamilcar_Barca (Palin/Ryan 2012)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; sushiman; Ronin; AmericanInTokyo; gaijin; struggle; DTogo; GATOR NAVY; Iris7; ...
Wow, upper deck of Democratic Party of Japna is being cleaned.

RPT-Japan PM Hatoyama says to resign, Ozawa to quit

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)

25 posted on 06/01/2010 7:40:16 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: John W
I wonder what caused Japan to rethink kicking us out of Okinawa?


26 posted on 06/01/2010 7:43:58 PM PDT by GOPGuide
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To: GOPGuide
Of course, Mr. Ronery, aka Chia Head.
27 posted on 06/01/2010 7:46:28 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: John W

Missed it by a “z” and a “w”.


28 posted on 06/01/2010 7:48:56 PM PDT by exit82 (Democrats are the enemy of freedom. Sarah Palin is our Esther.)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
Ozawa leaving too is like the days when former LDP "kingpin" Shin Kanemaru was arrested with gold bars in his house safe.
29 posted on 06/01/2010 9:03:01 PM PDT by DTogo (High time to bring back the Sons of Liberty !!)
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To: DTogo
Right. Ozawa and Kanemaru are the real bosses. So who is going to fill Ozawa’s shoe? Or would DPJ become a hollow shell soon to break up?
30 posted on 06/01/2010 9:06:24 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: John W

Another leftist bites the dust; Australia is next!


31 posted on 06/01/2010 9:12:18 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: John W

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.


32 posted on 06/01/2010 9:39:46 PM PDT by Tulsa Ramjet ("If not now, when?" "Because it's judgment that defeats us.")
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To: John W

The PM of Japan got out-wussied by O and resigns in shame!


33 posted on 06/01/2010 10:06:34 PM PDT by my small voice (A biased media and an uneducated public is the biggest threat to our democracy)
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To: ghannonf18

I thought they WANTED us there.


34 posted on 06/01/2010 10:25:49 PM PDT by Just Lori (To take our country back, we need to take our party back. NO MORE RINOS!!)
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To: TigerLikesRooster
The real benefit about this was watching Fukushima (Chair-Bitch of the SDP) get fired on national TV, and Tsujimoto (another Bolshevik-ette), packing up her belongings and out on her ass as Minister of Land, Communications and Transportation.

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".

35 posted on 06/01/2010 10:35:46 PM PDT by AmericanInTokyo (After DPRK collapse opened State Archives may well show Roger Clinton was serviced by NK "honeypots")
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To: Just Lori

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.


36 posted on 06/01/2010 10:37:31 PM PDT by ghannonf18 (Honorable service for 8 Years under a draft dodger,8 under a great American, TBD)
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To: John W

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?


37 posted on 06/01/2010 11:03:58 PM PDT by montag813 (http://www.StandWithArizona.com)
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To: OklahomaGuy

NO HE CAN’T

HE ,the Messiah, CAN (Yes he can) do everything except resigning cause GOD can’t resign


38 posted on 06/02/2010 2:08:06 AM PDT by Ulysse (s)
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To: Ulysse

bttt


39 posted on 06/02/2010 6:33:55 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: John W
Stupid Nips

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.


40 posted on 06/02/2010 6:51:46 AM PDT by Vaquero (Don't pick a fight with an old guy. If he is too old to fight, he'll just kill you.)
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To: OklahomaGuy

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.


41 posted on 06/02/2010 9:06:51 AM PDT by Chi-townChief
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To: ghannonf18

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.


42 posted on 06/02/2010 9:23:35 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

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.


43 posted on 06/02/2010 11:28:46 AM PDT by DesertRhino (I was standing with a rifle, waiting for soviet paratroopers, but communists just ran for office)
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To: DesertRhino

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...


44 posted on 06/02/2010 11:55:16 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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To: NFHale

Semper Fi


45 posted on 06/02/2010 6:00:37 PM PDT by ghannonf18 (Honorable service for 8 Years under a draft dodger,8 under a great American, TBD)
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To: TigerLikesRooster; GeronL; BillyBoy

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.


46 posted on 06/02/2010 7:48:09 PM PDT by Impy (RED=COMMUNIST, NOT REPUBLICAN | NO "INDIVIDUAL MANDATE"!!!!!!!)
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To: Impy
'Fiscally conservative' just means willingness to reduce deficit(or debt.) Japanese leadership and bureaucracy are not known for decisiveness. The will take the path of least resistance. Japanese debt situation is getting totally out of control. They only have 'nuclear options.' Drastic tax-hike or drastic spending cuts, coupled with bankruptcies of some major banks.

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.

47 posted on 06/02/2010 7:58:29 PM PDT by TigerLikesRooster (The way to crush the bourgeois is to grind them between the millstones of taxation and inflation)
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To: Impy

They have a different idea of “fiscal conservatism” than we do, I guess


48 posted on 06/02/2010 8:09:40 PM PDT by GeronL (Political Correctness Kills)
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To: GeronL

Yet another leftie is exposed and can’t stand the light. Hopefully, nobama will learn from this guy. nobama...resign in disgrace immediately.


49 posted on 06/03/2010 4:31:21 AM PDT by hal ogen ($10 (I think) amounts through the internet from all over the world.)
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To: ghannonf18

OORah!!!


50 posted on 06/03/2010 8:47:03 AM PDT by NFHale (The Second Amendment - By Any Means Necessary.)
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