Wednesday, September 12, 2007

Breaking News: Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Resigns

I'm watching it unfold on TV right now.

He's scheduled to make an official resignation speech soon (2pm Tokyo time).

More over at TPR.

Does this mean that Taro Aso (in terms of competence and intelligence, he is Japan's version of Dan Quayle) is the new Prime Minister?

Update: [September 16, 2007, 9:19 pm]
It looks like Fukuda has garnered heaps more support than Mr. Aso, so we can rest easy knowing that Aso will miss another chance at being the prime minister of Japan.

The election for president of the LDP, who is then crowned PM, will take place on Sunday the 23rd of September.

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