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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.

4 Comments
  1. June 3, 2010 -

    I was listening to that on NPR yesterday in traffic. Nice portrait.

  2. June 4, 2010 -

    I'm really suprised that the American military is still in Japan. Hatoyama didn't last a full year.

  3. June 4, 2010 -

    When you consider our massive military presence in Germany, Italy, Japan, South Korea, and Kuwait, you begin to realize how disingenuous the time line for getting out of Iraq is.

  4. June 4, 2010 -

    I never really thought about it like that but that makes so much sense.