There is still a very high risk of further radioactive material coming outJapan's nuclear power crisis escalates Mar 15, 2011
It goes without saying the primary responsibility lies with Tepco, but the government, which has been promoting nuclear power plants, cannot be exempt from responsibilityJapan takes nuclear responsibility Apr 29, 2011
Our country will put all of our resources into making renewable energy a mainstay of our energy supplyG8 leaders discuss Internet, world economy May 26, 2011
Our country inflicted considerable damage and pain on many countries, especially the people in Asian nationsJapan commemorates WWII surrender Aug 15, 2011
I'd like to pass on my responsibility to a younger generation once we reach a certain stage in tackling the disaster and I've fulfilled my roleEx-Japanese foreign minister eyes top job Aug 24, 2011
Naoto Kan (菅 直人, Kan Naoto?, born 10 October 1946) is a Japanese politician, and former Prime Minister of Japan. In June 2010, then-Finance Minister Kan was elected as the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and designated Prime Minister by the Diet to succeed Yukio Hatoyama. On 26 August 2011, Kan announced his resignation. Yoshihiko Noda was formally appointed as Prime Minister by the Emperor of Japan on 2 September 2011.
Kan was born in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture, as the son of Hisao Kan, an executive for a glass manufacturer. He graduated in 1970 from the Tokyo Institute of Technology and became a licensed benrishi (patent agent/attorney) in 1971.
His hobbies are go, shogi and origami. Kan built a machine to calculate the complicated mahjong point system and applied for a patent in 1973.