Tagged: Liberal Democratic Party of Japan

New Japanese P.M. and U.S.

After naming his new cabinet, Japan’s prime minister-elect Naoto Kan (l.) will be sworn in and begin what the United States hopes is a tighter U.S.-Japan relationship than under his predecessor, Yukio Hatoyama, who resigned abruptly after a turbulent eight-month reign.  Political science Professor Thomas Berger cautions that pushing the new government too hard on […]

New Japanese P.M. quits

Japan’s new prime minister, Yjkio Hatoyama, squandered a historic electoral mandate in only nine months and resigned — sparking a scramble by his Democratic Party of Japan to find a new leader before July’s election.  International relations Professor William Grimes, director of the Center for the Study of Asia, says Hatoyama was not prepared to […]