Japan's Hatoyama resigns, dogged by Okinawa base dispute

Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama said Wednesday he would resign after coming under fire for weak leadership and reneging on a promise to move a US military base off Okinawa island.

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    TV sets show a news broadcast about Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's decision to step down, at an electric shop at Tokyo's Shimbashi district Wednesday. Embattled Hatoyama resigned Wednesday to improve his party's chances in an election next month, after his own popularity plunged over his broken campaign promise to move a US Marine base.
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