Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Short, bespectacled gentleman placed in charge of Asian nation

The Japanese got a new Prime Minister yesterday. Yasuo Fukuda was appointed leader of the ruling Liberal Party on Sunday, and was then officually confirmed to office by a vote of the parliament on Monday.

Fukuda was the longtime chief secretary of the cabinet under the fomrer Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi, which is a very important job in the Japanese system. So his promotion was widely anticipated.

Other than that, uh... the news reports say he's a "moderate," and he was the son of former Prime Minister Takeo Fukuda, who ruled for a couple years in the 1970's.

1 comment:

Mathias H. said...

There has been astonishingly little information in the media on the subject of Mr. Fukuda..

Speaking of, I should say I am a great fan of both your blog and comic ^_^