Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Japanese Prime Minister to resign


Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he has resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a U.S. Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa. The prime minister faced growing pressure from within his own party to resign ahead of July's upper house elections. His approval ratings had plummeted over his bungled handling of the relocation of the Marine Air Station Futenma, which reinforced his public image as an indecisive leader.

Hatoyama is the fourth Japanese prime minister to resign in four years.
source: msnbc

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