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Hatoyama has burdened himself with his own words

“fraternity” is his main word as a politician. The Democratic Party of Japan(the DPJ) claimed in its manifesto last year that they moved the military base from Okinawa prefecture to other prefecture. Since the huge landslide victory last year, Hatoyama has been struggling with his situation.

He has always been saying his main word “fraternity”, which sounds “I don’t know the world at all. What we call, I’m green.” Words appearing from his mouth are actually beautiful, awesome, and peaceful. Thanks to his words, a lot of people, especially Okinawan(people living in Okinawa prefecture), get pushed around.

“I promise to relocate the U.S. Marine Corps Futenma Air Station in Okinawa.” People living in Okinawa must have been glad to hear his words. People must have expected him too much. Their minds were naturally reflected a result of local elections in Okinawa.

His “fraternity” now looks his “weakness.” Even worse, the secretary general of the Social Democratic Party, which is one of the coalition, started criticizing that he doesn’t have his enough leadership. I lost my words with this secretary general’s words. “You! Your party’s damn idealistic but unpractical ideas have been making Japan confused!” I exclaimed in front of TV.

“fraternity” doesn’t always mean “everybody’s friend.” Personally, I am on the side that we should have our own force. Unfortunately, sadly, I can’t express this situation in English very well. I would like to ask, from the bottom of my heart, Okinawan to accept the force staying. All the Japanese must feel sorry for Okinawan forever for our security. Not because of the U.S. force, but because of the Japanese force. Ofcourse because of Japan-U.S. alliance, the U.S. army comes to Okinawa, however, WE, the Japanese(including Okinawa), have our own initiative as long as the U.S. army stays in Japan.

However, he only keeps saying “I’ll discuss everyone. Through discussions, we must find the right path.”

The DPJ has been trying to pass a bill which forigners(who are permanent foreign residents) can get a right to vote in local elections. What if people standing on some particular countries start living in Okinawa and claim that they refuse all the bases? “Don’t worry. It’s local suffrage, not national suffrage.” What are you talking about? You are the very one who faces this present situation, aren’t you?

The U.S. government has started thinking about him as a vulnerable person.

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  1. May 4, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    Hi H.P. 🙂

    It’s hard being the Prime Minister of Japan. You don’t last long. I give him until June to resign. Maybe I’ll be wrong.

    Not only the bases, but money scandals as well have plagued him. The shine is off so to speak.

    • honeypotter
      May 6, 2010 at 9:32 am

      Hi, girlgeum. 😀

      Yes, being the Prime Minister is quite hard in Japan. People are so strict. But this time, as you said, he’s been facing many troubles which he invited by himself.

      I’ll post another journal when something happened to him.

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