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JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Sep 9, 2013
Kan, Tepco execs avoid charges over nuclear disaster
Prosecutors decide not to indict former Prime Minister Naoto Kan or any officials from Tokyo Electric over the Fukushima disaster, but an inquest panel looms.
Japan Times
Aug 31, 2013
Naoto Kan speaks out
Naoto Kan took his first steps in the world of politics around 40 years ago as a pugnacious citizen-activist, admonishing those with power as only those without it can. He likes to say he's the same man now, but of course there's an irony in that. After all, in the intervening years he acquired about...
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Aug 14, 2013
Kan says he shouldn't be held criminally liable for Fukushima disaster
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who led the government's response to the Fukushima nuclear disaster in March 2011, says he shouldn't be held criminally liable for the crisis.
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 26, 2013
DPJ lawmakers OK Hosono's exit, move to suspend Kan
Disarray in the Democratic Party of Japan continued Friday as members approved the immediate resignation of Secretary-General Goshi Hosono, in an about-face to their president's earlier decision to keep him in the post until the end of August.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 24, 2013
DPJ in disarray, faults Kan for poll disaster
As bad as the drubbing was in Sunday's Upper House election, the Democratic Party of Japan faces an even bigger, not to say familiar, problem — disharmony and lack of governance.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
Jul 16, 2013
Kan sues Abe for 3/11 defamation
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan sues Prime Minister Shinzo Abe for defamation, saying he has no grounds to accuse him of mismanaging the disaster at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear plant.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jun 18, 2013
Kan hits Abe's nuclear salesmanship
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan calls Prime Minister Shinzo Abe 'inhumane' and an aggressive 'salesman for Japan's nuclear village' for peddling Japan's nuclear technology overseas.
Japan Times
Jun 5, 2013
Kan shares lessons of Fukushima in U.S.
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan tells residents and activists near an ailing nuclear plant in California how the Fukushima crisis altered his views on atomic power.
Japan Times
Mar 12, 2013
Kan cites 'God's help' in containing nuclear crisis
Former Prime Minister Naoto Kan said in a videotaped message shown Monday at a symposium in New York that the crisis at the Fukushima No. 1 nuclear power plant was "one step away from the worst situation" and that catastrophe was avoided with "God's help."
Japan Times
Dec 25, 2012
The year in quotes: 25 windows on the way things were in 2012
It was a year dominated by Japan's spats with its most powerful neighbors, China and South Korea, over tiny specks in the sea, and by national soul-searching over nuclear power and the calamity that struck Japan in March 2011. It ended with the stunning political resurrection of the Liberal Democratic...


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