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Japanese Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama's Me and My Motorcade, Taiwanese and Chinese students rise above old rivalries, and Dehli's High Court turns digital.

Justice, Motorcade

ME AND MY MOTORCADE NO. 13

New boy’s toys

Japan [YUKIO HATOYAMA]

Preface

When the world’s biggest car manufacturer is a Japanese national treasure, the country’s prime minister has only one choice, to ride in a Toyota – and an environmentally friendly one at that. Protocol has it that the top-of-the-range Toyota Century Royal is reserved for the Emperor, while the PM makes do with Lexus and older Century models.

Since he ousted the once-unassailable LDP to become prime minister in September 2009’s historic national elections, Yukio Hatoyama has been…

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