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Ball point pen on todays newsprint Last August I promised to stay tuned to Yokio Hatoyama who rose to Prime Minister of Japan on a campaign platform to end American-dominated globalization, to reorient Japan towards Asia and to reconsider American military presence in Japan. After eight months in office, Hatayama says his failure to move an American base off Okinawa led to erosion of support and the reason for his stepping down. ...

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Ballpoint Reruns Its been a year since I last took a sabbatical from Drawing On Observations to visit London and Paris. This year we have something special planned. I'll tell you about it when I return. In the mean time, I'm reposting some of my favorite portraits doodled over the past year Due to spam issues all comments will be turned off until I return. ...

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Ball point pen on the morning newsprint Yokio Hatoyama becomes the presumptive prime minister of Japan after leading the opposition Democratic Party to a landslide victory over the Liberal Democratic Party. Hatoyama campaigned on a platform to end American-dominated globalization, to reorient Japan towards Asia and to reconsider American military presence in Japan....stay tuned. ...

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