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Prime Minister Naoto Kan has resigned. His successor will be selected in a special session that will take place on August 29th.
The article above states that the Kan’s resignation may be a reaction to a backlash he experienced over his leadership during the natural disaster and Fukushima crises. Kan is a member of the Democratic Party of Japan and has held the PM position for 14 months.
“Exactly 4 months later, 15,547 dead, 5,344 missing, more than 500,000 bldgs damaged.”
More info to be found here.
Via AkikoFujita on Twitter (re-tweeting information from ChicoHarlan).
Yokoso news has done a great job of reporting news and developments about the Japanese earthquake and tsunami. Please check them out.
Please see this link for more info.
The fine folks from the USC Japanese Student Association have provided us with a great big bag of “Fight on Japan!” bracelets to show solidarity with Japaense disaster victims. We’re leaving some around campus here and there, but you can always email us at Info[@]uscforjapan.com to get one, or leave a note for us here. JSA’s fundraiser last week was a great success, and we’d like to thank them for getting out there and fighting for a good cause.
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