Kan’s English-language blog debuts

Staff Report

Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Tuesday kicked off an English version of his blog in a bid to reach out to non-Japanese Internet users and explain about his key policies in English.

Titled “Prime Minister KAN’s BLOG,” it is an English translation of past entries by Kan on his key policies.

In one entry, Kan talks about a government task force on social inclusion aimed at resolving problems that rise from isolation in society, such as elderly people living alone, child abuse and domestic violence.

The entry includes a video clip of Kan speaking at a meeting of the task force Jan. 18. Included with the clip is an English translation that has him saying, “I believe this is the most important issue to address in order to ensure that everyone has a role and place in society.”