USA Today: In Japan, recovery is clouded by skepticism

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In the second USA Today story quoting a Temple faculty member in 24 hours, Jeff Kingston of Temple University, Japan Campus, explained the skepticism facing new Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda as the nation continues to rebuild from March's devastating earthquake and tsunami. Noda, Japan's sixth prime minister in five years, says he intends to seek a "grand coalition" with opposition parties. Don't bet on it, says Kingston. "In the court of public opinion, the elite in Tokyo are guilty of dereliction of duty, putting party interests ahead of the recovery," he says.