Yukio Hatoyama

  • Naoto Kan elected as Japan's next PM June 4, 2010

    Tokyo: Naoto Kan was chosen as Japan's next prime minister by the lower house of parliament on Friday after he won in the Democratic Party of Japan's presidential election. Kan served as finance minister and deputy prime minister in prime minister Yukio Hatoyama's cabinet. Japan's Cabinet resigned en masse early on...
  • Japanese PM quits over US military base row June 2, 2010

    Tokyo: After just eight months in office, embattled Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he was resigning over his broken campaign promise to move a US Marine base off the southern island of Okinawa. The prime minister faced growing pressure from within his own party to step down ahead of...
  • Yukio Hatoyama elected PM of Japan September 16, 2009

    Tokyo: Onetime opposition leader Yukio Hatoyama was elected Japan's Prime Minister on Wednesday by Parliament, ushering in a sea change in Japanese politics. Both chambers of the Diet selected the 62yearold selfproclaimed reformer after his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) won a landslide victory in August 30 parliamentary elections, trouncing the...
  • No honeymoon period for Japan's next leader August 31, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, began talks on Monday on forming a government to tackle challenges such as record unemployment and a fastageing society after voters gave his party a sweeping mandate for change. Sunday's historic election win by the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) breaks a deadlock in parliament...
  • Japan ruling party set to lose power after 54 years August 30, 2009

    Tokyo: Japan's opposition party won historic elections in an apparent landslide on Sunday, media projections said, sending the conservatives to defeat after 54 years of nearly unbroken rule amid widespread economic anxiety and desire for change. The leftofcenter Democratic Party of Japan was set to win 300 or more of the...