Hatoyama won't seek re-election

| Nov 22, 2012

Hatoyama won't seek re-election

by Masami Ito

Former Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama officially announced Wednesday he will not run in the Dec. 16 Lower House election and instead will retire from politics. Hatoyama, 65, who has strongly opposed Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s key initiatives, including the consumption tax hike and participating ...