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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.

(Excerpt) Read more at msnbc.msn.com ...


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