Naoto Kan speaks out

People | CLOSE-UP Aug 31, 2013

Naoto Kan speaks out

by Edan Corkill

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 ...

National / Politics Jul 26, 2013

DPJ lawmakers OK Hosono's exit, move to suspend Kan

by Ayako Mie

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. The largest opposition group was also set ...

Kan cites 'God's help' in containing nuclear crisis

National 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 ...