20 Jun '11, 6pm

Japan PM resists party pressure to resign: TOKYO: Japan's embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan resisted growing pr...

TOKYO: Japan's embattled Prime Minister Naoto Kan resisted growing pressure from his own party on Monday to say exactly when he will step down in order to end a political stalemate. Kan met executives of his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), who said he could leave office in July if the opposition agrees to pass key bills, Kyodo news agency said. One of the bills aims to finance rebuilding efforts in the areas hit by the March 11 quake-tsunami disaster and ensuing nuclear crisis, while another is needed to issue bonds for the current fiscal year ending March 2012. Kan also told the meeting he is keen on passing a further law promoting renewable energy as the debate over atomic power rages following the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant, media reports said. The premier and party executives held another meeting late Monday but they again failed to agree on when ...

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