Is the Japanese prime minister right to resign?
Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama has resigned, after just eight months in office, for breaking an election promise. Do you think he made the right decision?
Mr Hatoyama was forced out after failing to move an unpopular US military base away from the southern island of Okinawa.
The move comes as his Democratic Party of Japan (DJP) struggles to revive its chances in an election due in July.
The centre-left DPJ's election landslide last year ended half a century of conservative rule in Japan. Mr Hatoyama, 63, was Japan's fourth prime minister in four years.
Was Mr Hatoyama right to leave office? Are you in Japan? How will this affect the outcome of the mid-term elections? Will his resignation make a difference in Japan's future? Who do you think will succeed him as leader of the DPJ?
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