Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Worth Checking Out

update: Japan's Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama resigns.  News article sub-heading says: Yukio Hatoyama resigns over failure to honor election promises including relocation of Okinawa's U.S. air base.   So yeah, this air base thing is a big deal.

My friend Cliff did a nice summary of the Futenma Air Base controversy, which has been occupying Okinawan and national news headlines for awhile now.

Here is another little blip I stumbled upon today indicating how this issue has far-reaching consequences:

"This weekend, PM Hatoyama fired Mizuho Fukushima from his cabinet over their disagreement on relocating Futenma air station.  In response, Fukushima's Social Democratic Party decided to quit the coalition.  This development probably has some serious implications for PM Hatoyama..."

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