10 Apr '11, 6am

Japan PM Naoto Kan pledged that he would 'never abandon' survivors of the March 11 disasters

Japan PM Naoto Kan pledged that he would 'never abandon' survivors of the March 11 disasters

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan uses a megaphone to speak to workers at a fishery after being briefed on the damage sustained during a visit to the tsunami-devastated port area of Ishinomaki in Miyagi prefecture. -- PHOTO: AFP ISHINOMAKI (Japan) - PRIME Minister Naoto Kan pledged on Sunday he would 'never abandon' survivors of Japan's tsunami as he tried to focus attention on the future, despite a high-stakes battle at a nuclear plant. Mr Kan, in only his second trip to the disaster zone in the month since the March 11 tragedy, was due to visit survivors to hear directly from victims to help shape policy in the weeks and months ahead, the government said. He will also call on all Japanese to keep spending, it was reported, as worries mount over the effect of the quake-tsunami on the world's third largest economy. But with high levels of radioactive caesium being found in...

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