Monday, September 1, 2008

Japan PM in Surprise Resignation

Well, that is a surprise.

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.

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.

At least it wasn't because of crippling diarrhea.

Footage of the press conference:

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