Japanese prime minister Fukuda resigns


This video is called Prime Minister Japan Fukuda Resignation speech 2008.

From Kyodo news agency in Japan:

TOKYO —

Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda announced Monday that he will step down due to a political stalemate in implementing key policies amid sagging support ratings for his cabinet, putting an end to his government launched less than one year ago. …

Fukuda, who took over the government from Shinzo Abe on Sept 26, has been struggling with dismal support rates despite a major cabinet reshuffle he implemented in August.

See also here.

From Japan Focus, it turns out that the Japanese government’s support for George W. Bush’s Afghanistan war, unpopular in Japan, is the cause of the government crisis.

Fukuda and George Brown: here.

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