`Govt meddling added to Japan nuclear crisis`

A panel investigating Japan`s nuclear disaster said that the ex-PM and his aides did not follow the official line of communication.

I was frightened by nuclear crisis: Japan`s ex-PM

Japan`s leader lacked experts capable of giving him guidance, he testified on Monday.

Japan new PM Noda enjoys strong voter support

Yoshihiko Noda, a fiscal hawk, became Japan`s sixth premier in five years, pledging to quickly tackle fiscal reforms to rein in huge public debt.

Yoshihiko Noda elected new Japanese PM

Former finance minister Yoshihiko Noda was on Tuesday elected Japan`s new Prime Minister following elections held at the House of Representatives.

Japan PM resigning as opinion sinks after tsunami

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan announced he would resign after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government`s handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis.

Japan PM on way out, leadership race wide open

Naoto Kan will likely resign on Aug 30, but who will succeed him as Japan confronts a long list of economic difficulties remained up in the air.

Japan may get new PM this month: Media

Kan, who took office in June last year, is under pressure from the conservative opposition.

Japan PM visits Fukushima

Japan`s Prime Minister Naoto Kan
on Saturday visited the prefecture at the centre of a nuclear crisis
sparked by the March quake and tsunami, amid reports his
government may reduce the evacuation zone.

Japan PM urges nuclear-free future

Japan`s PM Naoto Kan said that the country must gradually reduce its reliance on atomic power with the eventual goal of becoming nuclear-free.

Japan should not be dependent on nuclear power: PM

Japan`s Prime Minister denied he was considering calling a snap election over energy policy.

Japan PM may set conditions for resignation

Naoto Kan survived a no-confidence vote earlier this month after promising to quit later.

Japan PM Kan to step down by August: Report

Kan survived a no-confidence motion in parliament after a last-minute offer to resign.

Japan PM survives with offer to quit once crisis overcome

Naoto Kan offered to resign once Japan`s nuclear crisis was overcome.

Japan voters want new PM as nuclear crisis seen prolonged

Seventy percent of Japanese voters want PM Naoto Kan to be replaced.

Japan powerbroker Ozawa ready to challenge PM: Report

Ichiro Ozawa is considering backing a no-confidence motion against PM Naoto Kan.

Japan to continue using nuclear power: PM

Japan`s PM announced that reactors would be allowed to resume operations if they are deemed safe.

Japan orders shutdown of Hamaoka nuke plant

Japanese Prime Minister ordered the shutdown of an ageing nuclear plant due to safety concerns.

Japan`s PM says sorry for nuke crisis

Naoto Kan is fighting criticism over his handling of the aftermath of March 11 quake and tsunami.

PM Kan vows to rebuild Japan; efforts on to stabilise N-plant

Premier Naoto Kan vowed to rebuild the nation amid growing opposition calls for him to quit.

Japan will `never abandon` tsunami victims: PM

Japan`s Prime Minister Naoto Kan will call on all Japanese to keep spending.