And in today's papers, there is news that eight months after taking office, the Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama, would step down over broken campaign pledges to remove an American base from Okinawa.
All this goes to show that it's not only lonely at the top, as cliched, it's a tough job up there. Politics sure is not fun, but somebody's got to do it.
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well, running a company is already tough, what about running a whole nation?? the grey hair on Obama tells you the reason.. :pReplyDelete
There's a price to pay for sitting up there :)ReplyDelete
Politicians are supposed to be the people's servants but I guess many behave like they own the people.
I feel sad for this Prime Minister. The Okinawa US Navy Base is a tricky issue, either offend the Americans or the Japanese.ReplyDelete
4 prime ministers in 4 years is quite a feat.
Politics is about playing it dirty and right. :/ReplyDelete
SK, occupational hazard, I suppose but of course everything has a trade-off. No?ReplyDelete
Mei Teng, yes, everything has a price.
You said: "...many behave like they own the people." or more like "they own the country"? Oops!
Shingo, I've always marvelled at how easy the Japanese PMs vacate their postiion. I think they are being very sporting and responsible which a lot of politicians in other countries need to take a lesson from. You sure know your politics, Shingo. Thanks for sharing.ReplyDelete
Tekkaus, playing it "dirty" and "right" at the same time? I think you've got it!ReplyDelete