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Japan's New Leader Reassures U.S. On Alliance

nytimes.com | MARTIN FACKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Scrambling to mend fences with his country's biggest ally, Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, told the United States ambassador on Thursday...

Japan Breaks Out of U.S. Orbit

Diane Francis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Diane Francis

The transfer of power in Japan marks a desire on the part of many Japanese voters to move toward Asia and out from under the West's sphere of influence.

Miyuki Hatoyama, Japan's New First Lady: I Rode A UFO To Venus (PHOTOS)

Huffington Post via Reuters | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style

Over the weekend, Japan elected a new prime minister, Yukio Hatoyama, and welcomed a new first lady, his wife, Miyuki. The Hatoyamas should make for a...

Dealing with the New Japan: Washington Won't Take "No" for an Answer

Doug Bandow | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Doug Bandow

Only slightly less unhappy than the LDP dinosaurs who misruled Japan for so long are U.S. policymakers, who have grown used to Tokyo playing the role of pliant ally, backing American priorities and hosting its bases.

Liberal Democratic Party's Half-Century Rule In Japan At Brink Of Ending

washingtonpost.com | Blaine Harden | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

TOKYO -- Japanese voters are on the brink of doing something they have not been willing to do in more than half a century: throw the bums out. The opp...