Hatoyama and Obama held a joint press conference today. In his comments, Obama said we needed to revitalize, renew, and refresh the alliance for the 21st century. Hatoyama agreed.
“Starting from today we’ll be starting a year to start a new process of deliberation,” said Hatoyama. “And I have made this proposal, and President Obama has given his consent and support towards this idea.”
In his remarks, Hatoyama never explains what was involved in this “new process of deliberation.” But I am sure that Hatoyama was referring to my involvement in the New Diplomacy, which would become even crazier after Obama returned.