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“No arms, no contingency plans” always “NO”

May 27, 2010 6 comments

Mizuho Fukushima, the chief of the Social Democratic party, has rebuffed the decision for the relocation of the Futenma air base in Okinawa and has also decided not to sign the cabinet approval as one of ministers.

Surprisingly, she claimed that the Social Democratic party would not end the coalition between the Social Democratic Party, the People’s New Party and the Democratic Party of Japan. In addition, she is not supposed to resign her present post.
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Hatoyama has burdened himself with his own words

May 3, 2010 2 comments

“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.
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