Japan: Prime minister expected to resign Friday

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August 25, 2011
Longview News-Journal    
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"Japan's unpopular leader Naoto Kan is expected to resign Friday, fulfilling a promise to step down after parliament approved two key pieces of legislation. That would set the stage for a leadership election Monday within Kan's ruling Democratic Party of Japan and a new prime minister -- Japan's sixth since 2006. The two bills were approved Friday and local media reports said Kan would resign at a party gathering later in the day." (08/25/11)

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