Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the National Diet ...
Oct 4th, 2010
(AFP/File) - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaking at the National Diet in Tokyo on October 1. Japan's rapid-fire leadership changes have hindered reforms crucial to fixing its finances and reviving the economy, the head of the OECD said Monday.(AFP/File/Yoshikazu Tsuno) -
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