November 18th. Recently, former US President Barack Obama published a memoir “The Promised Land.” According to news from the Japan Jiji News Agency on the 18th, Obama mentioned in his new book the first meeting with the then Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama. Obama said that he thought that Hatoyama was a “feeling good but difficult friend.”
Obama also commented in the book that Hatoyama is Japan’s fourth prime minister who has been in power for less than three years. “This has plunged Japan into a rigid and goalless political illness for more than a decade.” Talking about Hatoyama’s personal character. Obama called him “sound judgment, honest and loyal.”
The governments of Japan and the United States reached an agreement in 2006 on the reorganization of US troops stationed in Japan, stipulating that the U.S. military base in Okinawa Futenma should be moved to the coast of Bennoko, Nago City, Okinawa Prefecture by 2014. However, during the Hatoyama administration, many rounds of negotiations between the Japanese and American governments were fruitless on the issue of the relocation of Futenma Airport. Japanese media pointed out that Hatoyama once said “Trust me” to Obama during the Japan-US summit, but turned around to overthrow the established agreement, which increased the Obama administration’s distrust of the Hatoyama government.
On November 17, local time, the first volume of Obama’s fourth book and his first memoir “A Promised Land” (A Promised Land) after leaving office was officially put on the shelves. This 768-page memoir covers the period from his childhood to his death in 2011. Many details during bin Laden’s period.