Tuesday, June 1, 2010
The prime minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, has reportedly told senior officials of the ruling Democratic Party that he plans to resign. The announcement comes after his approval ratings fell after he broke a campaign promise to move a U.S. military base off of the island of Okinawa. Click here to read more. Hatoyama's resignation comes just eight months after his party won the general election. He is the fourth Japanese prime minister to resign in four years.