• Chikushino, Fukuoka


Regarding the Jan. 21 Kyodo article “Noda not on Obama’s buddy list in Time magazine“: Why should that be a disappointment to government officials? Since U.S. President Barack Obama has been in office, Japan has had as many prime ministers as the years Obama has been in office.

The turnover rate of Japan’s leaders is so high that it is impossible for any leader overseas to build any type of relationship with Japanese leaders. And we wonder why Japan is not taken seriously.

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jason pierre

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