05 Jun '11, 6am

Wtf!? Another one? -_- Japan PM Naoto Kan will be ready to step down in August, his coalition partner says

Wtf!? Another one? -_- Japan PM Naoto Kan will be ready to step down in August, his coalition partner says

Last week Mr Kan survived an opposition no-confidence motion that some members of his own party had threatened to support, after appeasing his enemies by promising to relinquish power but without specifying a date. -- PHOTO: REUTERS TOKYO - JAPAN'S embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan will be ready to step down in August, his coalition partner said on Sunday. Last week Mr Kan survived an opposition no-confidence motion that some members of his own party had threatened to support, after appeasing his enemies by promising to relinquish power but without specifying a date. Mr Kan later hinted he wanted to stay until next year, angering opponents. 'His real thought is to get his work done by the end of August,' said Shizuka Kamei, leader of ruling coalition partner the People's New Party. 'That was the idea shared when I met him,' he told TV Asahi on Sunday. The government is ex...

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