Japan from the inside out

Ichigen koji (65)

Posted by ampontan on Saturday, October 29, 2011

– A person who has something to say about everything

Prime Minister Hatoyama Yukio was the first Japanese prime minister to talk about putting the Japanese-American relationship on an equal footing. I was hopeful that we would make a clean break from the long-continued politics of subserviency to the United States, but he stumbled on the Futenma (base) issue.

– Kamei Shizuka, the head of the People’s New Party, a junior partner in the ruling coalition

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