• Kitakyushu, Fukuoka

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Regarding the Dec. 16 front-page article “DPJ to seek ‘substantial’ Diet extension“: We hear once again that the opposition Liberal Democratic Party is working against the prime minister at every turn. Now it is opposing an extension of the current Diet session. If a Diet session ever needed extending, this is the time.

I find it appalling that the LDP continues to oppose Prime Minister Naoto Kan and to call for his resignation, especially since the party has offered absolutely zero ideas of its own.

Kan might not be the perfect prime minister, but he is taking control and getting the work done! His term as prime minister has provided more stability in the Japanese government than we saw with the most recent five or six LDP prime ministers. And Kan seems to be “clean” to boot — no scandals.

I fail to see why the Japanese populace is not coming out in stronger support of Kan. He is a good man and is doing as well as can be expected at this difficult time.

The opinions expressed in this letter to the editor are the writer’s own and do not necessarily reflect the policies of The Japan Times.

ken g.

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