Japan PM in surprise resignation
(via BBC News)
Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda has announced his resignation during a news conference at his official residence.At least it wasn't because of crippling diarrhea.
The surprise announcement means the 72-year-old is resigning less than a year after he took office.
His government has suffered chronic unpopularity. Lost pension records, a controversial healthcare scheme and a sliding economy have added to his woes.
Footage of the press conference: