Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP
Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP

Obama ‘not in a position to criticise’ Japan’s politics in memoir: analyst

  • The former US president wrote in A Promised Land that ex-PM Yukio Hatoyama was ‘awkward’ and Tokyo’s politics was ‘aimless’ during his term
  • But a Japanese professor said Obama should consider some of his own policy failures, such as his ‘weak and ineffective’ policies on China

Topic |   Japan
Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP
Former US president Barack Obama described his 2009 visit to Japan in the first of the planned two volumes of his presidential memoirs. Photo: AP
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