Stuart Loory: While the drama of the presidential conventions plays out here in the United States, governments are in crisis in the Far East. Japan's Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda resigned Monday after less than a year on the job. His predecessor resigned similarly last year. In Bangkok, Thailand, Prime Minister Samak Sundaravej has been locked out of his office for days by protesters who have occupied it. The police and army refuse his state of emergency declaration and his orders to control the protesters. In South Korea, the government is under attack for several reasons, one of them being the fear that continued importation of American beef raises the danger for mad cow disease. Bring us up-to-date on the political crisis in Japan and what is being done to solve it.
Japanese prime minister’s resignation not just business as usual
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