August 30, 2011
Can Japan's New PM End Political Paralysis?
Washington Post, Washington Post
Mr. Noda will take office at a time of perpetual crisis in Japanese politics. Reeling from a massive earthquake in March, an economy that has been underperforming for two decades and a fiscal debt that dwarfs America’s as a share of the national economy, Japan badly needs strong leadership. But Mr. Noda will be the sixth prime minister in five years. One primary task will be simply to avoid the one-year-and-out fate of his ineffectual predecessors.
TAGGED: Yoshihiko Noda, Japan