Photo Gallery: 'The Irritable Kan'
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Photo Gallery: 'The Irritable Kan'

The Irritable Prime Minister Japanese Leader Shunned for Western-Style Crisis Management

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan has adopted a Western approach to solving his country's deep crisis. In doing so, he is violating Japan's traditional rules -- and putting his credibility on the line.
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan