Japan’s PM Naoto Kan spurns pressure to resign

Japans unpopular Prime Minister Naoto Kan on Friday rejected growing calls from within and without his ruling party to resign to break a political stalemate.A senior member of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan DPJ has asked an opposition party for cooperation in passing budget bills through parliament in exchange for replacing Kan as prime minister, press reports said.Kan, in power for less than a year, called the reported proposal an old-style political gambit."I have no intention in the least bit to return to such old politics," he told reporters at his official residence."What is most important for the people at the moment is the passage of the state budget at a time when the economy is on the verge of recovery," he added.

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