ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846
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The 'Wandering Aircraft Carrier' Japan: Difficulties of Regime Shift

A blundering Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama resigned last month as he was unable to live up to the promises made during the 2009 parliamentary elections - particularly the removal of the United States military base in Okinawa. Trial and error perhaps best describes the past nine months of the Democratic Party of Japan's performance in government, even as the country cries out for a newer political environment.



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