Japan's Prime Minister Tweets Resignation: "Please Keep Following Me"

After making a speech announcing that he's resigning from his position as Prime Minister of Japan, Yukio Hatoyama did what most of us would. He tweeted about it:

I announced my intention to resign as Prime Minister today, in order to make the Democratic Party clean again for the sake of the people. From now on I will stop being PM but want to continue to tweet as a normal person. Please keep following me…

Poor guy. I doubt any past Prime Ministers had to worry about losing Twitter followers when they resigned. [Twitter via Japan Trends]