Japan PM could resign before August: Lawmaker
Tokyo: A senior lawmaker of Japan`s ruling party says the Prime Minister could resign before August.
Katsuya Okada, the No 2 of the Democratic Party of Japan, told reporters on Sunday that if Prime Minister Naoto Kan achieved three policy goals, he could step down before the end of August — the last day of the parliamentary session.
Kan, criticised for his handling of the March tsunami disaster and a nuclear crisis at Japan`s Fukushima Daiichi power plant, said on June 02 he was willing to resign. But he has not specified when.
Okada said Kan`s three goals are the enactment of an extra budget for post-quake reconstruction, the passage of a bill to issue deficit-covering bonds and a vote on a renewable energy bill.
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