Japan PM, hoping to break impasse, gathers Cabinet to discuss US base move - latimes.com
Hatoyama's approval ratings are sinking like the Titanic. Which is interesting since Hatoyama continues to work towards a plan to relocate the American Marine base in Okinawa, a subject that is popular with the Japanese public. However, his plans don't go far enough as far as most Okinawan's are concerned so Hatoyama is even less popular in Okinawa.
According to the Yomiuri Shimbun, Hatoyama's approval rating is a dismal 24 percent. That's George W. Bush territory.