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Naoto Kan

  • TOKYO, Sept 11- The late manager of Japan's destroyed Fukushima plant questioned the safety of large nuclear facilities, documents showed on Thursday, potentially affecting the debate over the restart of the world's biggest nuclear power station.

  • Future grows darker for solar energy growth in Japan Tuesday, 29 Jul 2014 | 5:00 PM ET

    TOKYO, July 30- On the second anniversary of a scheme aimed at boosting Japan's renewable energy after the Fukushima crisis, its powerful industry ministry is taking steps critics say will choke off solar investment and pave the way for a return to nuclear power.

  • Japan's Construction Sector Set to Boom After Election Tuesday, 11 Dec 2012 | 4:29 PM ET

    Polls show the election is likely to return to power the long-dominant Liberal Democratic Party, which has promised to boost public works and talks of spending 200 trillion yen on projects over the next decade.

  • Kan Flack Makes Me Less Scared Wednesday, 16 Mar 2011 | 10:01 AM ET
    Japan prime minister Naoto Kan

    As you recall, I was less than impressed yesterday with Prime Minister Kan's spokesperson's response to my simple question: "Do you have the situation under control?"

  • Is a Japanese Banking Crisis Next? Tuesday, 15 Mar 2011 | 9:40 AM ET
    Bank of Japan governor Masaaki Shirakawa

    The exposures of various insurance companies to the economic devastation of the Tsunami may be dominating the financial discussions in the tragedy's wake – but Japanese banks may be at the most risk.