Topic: National Strategy Bureau
Japan's Hatoyama, the new prime minister, is carrying out a campaign promise to push aside bureaucrats and shift more power to the politicians. The effort is playing to favorable reviews – though budging an entrenched bureaucracy will take time.
Hatoyama is thinking big on climate change and upending the bureaucracy, but offering little bold direction for ending Japan's extended economic slump. The new PM takes office Wednesday.
Yukio Hatoyama plans to tackle climate change and Japan's bureaucracy. He takes office Wednesday, but there's no sign of a bold new initiative for the economy.
Sharp differences with one of its two junior partners over US military bases in Japan held up an agreement for days. Leaders declined Wednesday to say how they were resolved.