A Tough Stance Against Japan Ends Another Special Relationship

by Benjamin Domenech on 2:09 am October 26, 2009

“The Obama administration is not interested in renegotiating previous base agreements and needs the new Japanese government to get behind the alliance. Hatoyama’s response was defiant: He would not rush to decisions just to accommodate Obama’s visit to Japan on Nov. 11. But Gates’ tough stance sent shudders through Hatoyama’s Democratic Party of Japan.”

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