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Japan PM faces election test
Analysts say poor result could push Naoto Kan from office after just a month in power.
Last updated: 10 Jul 2010 04:54 GMT
Japan's shrinking economy
New prime minister outlines plan to revive the world's second largest economy.
Divya Gopalan in Tokyo
Last updated: 22 Jun 2010 09:33 GMT
New Japan PM vows to reduce debt
Naoto Kan's pledge comes as banking minister, an advocate of big spending, quits.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2010 05:54 GMT
Japan's banking minister quits
Move by advocate of big spending could pave way for new PM to rein in huge debt.
Last updated: 11 Jun 2010 04:23 GMT
Japan's new PM names cabinet
Mix of old and fresh faces in Naoto Kan's team as he seeks to boost ruling party's image.
Last updated: 08 Jun 2010 11:33 GMT
Japan's political instability
Country's prime minister has resigned barely eight months after taking office.
Last updated: 05 Jun 2010 13:50 GMT
Obama takes down 'wrong' PM
Analyst argues US president should have backed Japanese PM and ditched Israeli "ally".
Last updated: 04 Jun 2010 17:49 GMT
Japan names new prime minister
Finance minister Naoto Kan becomes the country's fifth PM in less than four years.
Last updated: 04 Jun 2010 12:42 GMT
Profile: Naoto Kan
Leftist campaigner turned fiscal conservative becomes fifth leader in less than four years.
Last updated: 04 Jun 2010 07:41 GMT
Japan PM candidate emerges
Naoto Kan, current finance minister, confirms plan to join race to succeed Hatoyama.
Last updated: 03 Jun 2010 09:13 GMT
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Displaced CAR Muslims in dire straits
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'Enough is enough': US anti-racism protests
'Justice for All' demonstrations swell across the US over the deaths of African Americans in police encounters.
Uruguayans cautiously welcome former inmates
Six former Guantanamo detainees are now free in Uruguay with some hailing the decision to grant them asylum.
Australia's indigenous incarceration crisis
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