August 30, 2009

NOW THEY CAN DIE IN PEACE:

Japanese govenment crushed in election rout (Richard Lloyd-Parry, 8/30/09, Times of London)

Japan’s ruling conservative party today suffered a crushing defeat at the hands of voters, according to exit polls.

The opposition Democratic Party of Japan is now expected to win 300 of the 480 seats in the lower house of Japan’s Diet, ousting the Liberal Democrats, who have governed Japan for all but 11 months since 1955, according to projections by the major Japanese TV networks. [...]

[M]r Hatoyama has taken an outspoken stand against unfettered international capitalism and promised to abandon the country’s “worship” of the United States.


Sayanora.

Posted by Orrin Judd at August 30, 2009 7:49 AM
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