Monday, September 01, 2008


Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has, quite surprisingly, announced that he will resign. The continuing impopularity of his cabinet and party is cited as reasons, along with troubles in dealing with the Upper House of Parliament, where the opposition holds a majority. According to the BBC, Mr Taro Aso is seen as the front runner to succeed Yasuo Fukuda. It will be interesting to see what happens.

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