Tanigaki blames territorial disputes on weak DPJ leadership
Main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader Sadakazu Tanigaki said Saturday that Japan’s escalating tensions of territorial disputes with neighboring countries were due to ineffective leadership from the ruling Democratic party of Japan (DPJ).
“Right now, Japan is having trouble with Russia over the Northern Territories, China with the Senkakus and South Korea with Takeshima,” he was quoted by TV Asahi as saying. “This is because Japan has lost its influence and is underestimated by other countries in the region. Prime Minister Noda has not shown strong leadership toward any of these countries.”