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...
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