Prime Minister Naoto Kan Resigns

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.

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