ME AND MY MOTORCADE NO. 13
New boy’s toys
Japan [YUKIO HATOYAMA]
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…