HATOYAMA RESIGNS: Barely a blip on Memeorandum. Because why be concerned with the domestic politics of our most important Asian partner? There (was) utterly irrelevant British elections to write about! They were cute. And they speak a foreign language in Japan. And stuff.
This post (if you can get past the teeny tiny font) seems to clear up something I was wondering about: if the end of Hatoyama meant the end of the DPJ and backsliding into LDP one-party rule or somesuch. No, Hatoyama stepping down means better chances for the DPJ than they had.
For more on the Hatoyama resignation I recommend going through Our Man's sidebar (the section marked "FIELD AGENTS.")
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