Renewable Energy Law Agreed Upon; Prime Minister Kan to Resign After Ratification

Renewable Energy Law Agreed Upon; Prime Minister Kan to Resign After Ratification
Yomiuri Shimbun: 再生エネ法成立へ…首相は直後に正式退陣表明
12:03 PM August 12

At the beginning of a meeting of policy committee chairmen on the morning of the 12th, the Democratic Party of Japan and the Liberal Democratic Party agreed to pass a Special Renewable Energy Law in the House of Representatives on the 19th.

The law is expected to be ratified by the 26th. Immediately afterward, Prime Minister Naoto Kan of the Democratic Party of Japan will formally announce his resignation.

In addition, at a Cabinet roundtable on the 12th, the Prime Minister announced his intent to resign and told his ministers, “I want people to say that Prime Minister Kan’s ministers gave everything they had until the very, very end fulfilled their responsibilities.”

Finance Minister Noda, who has confirmed his candidacy in the coming intraparty election for Mr. Kan’s successor, spoke at a press conference after the cabinet meeting about the proposed tax increase which will come up for a vote soon and which is expected to be controversial. He confronted intraparty opposition to the tax hike by saying, “The government and the ruling party have a definite plan [for reforming the social security system]. There’s no need to overturn the tea table during the debate.”





(2011年8月12日12時03分 読売新聞)

Explore posts in the same categories: Japan, Politics, Translations

Tags: , ,

You can comment below, or link to this permanent URL from your own site.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: