30 Aug '11, 2am

Japan PM Naoto Kan and his entire cabinet resign, paving the way for Yoshihiko Noda to be confirmed as PM today

Japan PM Naoto Kan and his entire cabinet resign, paving the way for Yoshihiko Noda to be confirmed as PM today

Yoshihiko Noda (above) is set to be confirmed on Tuesday as Japan's sixth new prime minister in five years, starting a term in which he must push quake recovery, contain a nuclear crisis and revive the economy. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO (AFP) - Yoshihiko Noda is set to be confirmed on Tuesday as Japan's sixth new prime minister in five years, starting a term in which he must push quake recovery, contain a nuclear crisis and revive the economy. His unpopular predecessor Naoto Kan and his entire cabinet resigned in the morning, making way for Mr Noda, the former finance minister, to be confirmed by parliament as the new premier later in the day. Mr Noda, 54 - who on Monday beat four rivals in the centre-left Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) ballot to become its new president - is expected to pick his ministerial lineup in coming days. A previously low-profile politician, Mr Noda has...

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