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Yukio Hatoyama

Ex-Japan PM Hatoyama visits Nanking Massacre memorial

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama paid respects to victims of the Nanking Massacre yesterday, as efforts to find a way out of the tense row over islands in the East China Sea appeared to be gaining momentum.

Friday, 18 January, 2013, 4:15am 1 comment

Ex-Japanese PM Yukio Hatoyama to quit politics

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama said yesterday he would retire from politics at next month's election and leave the party he founded and led to an historic election victory in 2009.

Hatoyama, whose wild-eyed expression contributed to Japan's press dubbing him "The Alien", met Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda to discuss his plans.

22 Nov 2012 - 3:56am

Japan ex-PM Yukio Hatoyama to leave politics

Former Japanese prime minister Yukio Hatoyama said on Wednesday he would retire from politics at next month’s election and leave the party he founded.

Hatoyama, whose wild-eyed expression contributed to his being dubbed “The Alien” by the Japanese press, met Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Wednesday.

21 Nov 2012 - 3:48pm

Who said it?

You are the last major communist dictatorship in the world

Late CBS anchorman Mike Wallace's finger-wagging reproach to leader Jiang Zemin

If Gunter wants to spread his twisted and lying works, I suggest he does this from Iran, where he can find a supportive audience

10 Apr 2012 - 12:00am

Chance for rethink on US base

US President Barack Obama has too many things on his plate - including a spreading oil spill that threatens America's fisheries and wildlife - to be bothered with the petty domestic squabbles of a fading economic power 10,000 kilometres away.

5 Jun 2010 - 12:00am

Never a greater need for resolve

A Happy New Year to you. New Year is traditionally a time for making resolutions that will most likely be quickly broken, such as quitting smoking, cutting back on alcohol, walking rather than driving to work, going on a diet, exercising at the gym, spending more time with the family, keeping a diary. Often treated lightly, they are usually composed as a way to take stock of one's life.

2 Jan 2010 - 12:00am

quote of the week

'Leaders in both Japan and China know it would not be wise to quarrel. Healthy competition is good, but they know it should not be a zero-sum game.'

University of Tokyo professor Akio Takahara on the future of Sino-Japanese relations

Japan's Prime Minister, Yukio Hatoyama, has to think about how to treat the country's neighbours.

12 Oct 2009 - 12:00am

Hatoyama should be proud of speaking out

It was just this side of comical. The leader of Japan's new ruling party barely finishes acknowledging his Democratic Party of Japan's huge win when a public-relations disaster strikes. The result: an ignominious international climbdown.

10 Sep 2009 - 12:00am