Politics Naoto Kan

  • 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.

  • 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?"

  • 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.