Posts Tagged ‘ US military bases in Japan ’

Obama and the emperor: was he really bowing to Okinawa?

Nov 17th, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

The usual suspects inside the USA today are complaining about President Barack Obama, again. This time it’s over his bowing to the emperor of Japan this past weekend. “‘Maybe he thought it would play well in Japan. But it’s not appropriate for an American president to bow to a foreign one,’ said conservative pundit William […]

Yukio Hatoyama’s new worries about US overseas military bases could be doing Washington a big favour

Sep 5th, 2009 | By | Category: In Brief

Japan still has the second largest national economy in the world today, measured in US dollars. (The 15 largest are, in descending order: United States, Japan, China, Germany, France, United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Russian Federation, Spain, Canada, India, Mexico, Australia, and South Korea.) So it is perhaps not surprising that after the United States voted […]