Jun 2: Hatoyama resigns as Japan's PM

Yukio Hatoyama has resigned as Japan's prime minister, along with ruling Democratic party heavyweight Ichiro Ozawa, to take responsibility for mishandling a plan to relocate a US marine base on Okinawa. David Pilling, the FT's Asia editor, analyses what Mr Hatoyama's resignation less than a year into the job means for the world's second largest economy.