Fall of Hatoyama : what went wrong?
Joshy M. Paul
Date of Issue2010
S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies
The main reason for the resignation of Japanese Prime Minister Hatoyama was his inept handling of an important component of the Japan-US security pact, a US air station in Okinawa. He should have focused on domestic issues first and aimed to win the Upper House election in July to implement his vision.
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