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Posted on 2011/07/13An agreement has been reached to extend the current Diet session and Prime Minister Kan Naoto has reshuffled his cabinet. But as long as he refuses to announce a date for his resignation, the chaos that is paralyzing Japanese politics will only get worse, argues Masuzoe Yōichi.
Posted on 2011/06/14International misgivings about Japan are on the rise following a spate of gaffes by Prime Minister Kan Naoto. Although the prime minister has now announced his intention to stand down, Japanese politics will continue in a state of chaos until he reveals a clear timetable for his resignation, says Masuzoe Yōichi.
Posted on 2011/06/02The Democratic Party of Japan swept to power on the back of a pledge to rein in the bureaucracy with top-down political leadership, and the current crisis might seem just the time for decisive action. But Masuzoe Yōichi argues that Prime Minister Kan's peremptory decision-making is inspiring doubt rather than confidence.
Posted on 2011/05/18Masuzoe Yōichi, a national legislator and scholar of international politics, considers the economic fallout from the slow response to the nuclear accident in Fukushima, which has become a matter of worldwide concern, and also touches on two key problems highlighting the Kan administration’s mishandling of the crisis.
Posted on 2011/05/09Masuzoe Yōichi, a national legislator and scholar of international politics, shares his views on what is required from Japan’s politicians as the nation looks to rebuild after the disaster. Can the government come up with the leadership necessary to win back people’s trust?