Japan PM wants to stay on and resolve nuclear crisis

Japan PM Naoto Kan, who faces a likely no-confidence motion in parliament, said on Tuesday he wants to stay in his post to resolve the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

Updated: May 31, 2011, 09:22 AM IST

Tokyo: Japan Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who faces a likely no-confidence motion in parliament, said on Tuesday he wants to stay in his post to resolve the nuclear crisis triggered by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami.

"I cannot give up the responsibility to do what needs to be done now. I would like to resolve the nuclear crisis first," Kan told parliament committee.

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