Unpopular Kan: Japan PM seeks party unity amid calls to quit

Unpopular Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan called on Saturday for his fractious ruling party to unite as he faces growing pressure to quit, both from rebels within his party and feisty opposition critical of his handling of a nuclear crisis.Opposition parties in Japans divided parliament are threatening to submit a no-confidence motion against Kan, who took power last June, and Kans rival in the ruling Democratic Party Ichiro Ozawa has said he may back this."Each will make decisions based on the situation that Japan is now under, internationally and domestically, and I believe the party can act as one," Kan told reporters in Brussels on the sidelines of a meeting with European Union leaders.

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