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Japan's PM Naoto Kan under post-quake pressure

Japan's PM Naoto Kan under post-quake pressure

Updated 18 January 2012, 16:20 AEDT

In Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan's position seems shakey, but about half the electorate want him to stay until the worst of the nation's nuclear crisis is over.

Well, that's according to a survey conducted by the Nikkei Business Daily. Even before the March earthquake and tsunami, Japan's government was plagued by political bickering, that stopped the nation from enacting tax and other reforms, needed to cope with an ageing population and address ballooning debt. Junko Nishioka is chief Japan economist for the Royal Bank of Scotland, in Tokyo.. and she doesn't think the opposition Liberal Democratic Party has the numbers to oust Prime Minister Kan.

Presenter: Sen Lam

Speaker: Junko Nishioka, chief Japan economist, Royal Bank of Scotland, Tokyo


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