02 Sep '11, 9am

Reconstruction from quake top priority: Japan PM Noda

Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Friday said that reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the resolution of the nuclear crisis were top priorities for his government. -- PHOTO: AFP TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda on Friday said that reconstruction from the March 11 earthquake and tsunami and the resolution of the nuclear crisis were top priorities for his government. 'I believe reconstruction and rehabilitation from the disaster, like for the Kan government, continues to be the top priority for our cabinet,' said Mr Noda in his inaugural press conference as premier after naming his cabinet on Friday. Mr Noda said his government's 'biggest' duty was to speed up reconstruction efforts after his predecessor Mr Naoto Kan was forced to resign amid fierce criticism of his administration's handling of the quake's aftermath. ...

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