CCTV.com - CNTV English - CCTV News

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan holds his first press conference

06-08-2010 18:10 BJT

Watch Video

Play Video

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan held his first news conference in Toyko following the announcement on the lineup of his new cabinet.

Naoto Kan is keeping the bulk of the existing Cabinet, including the country's powerful foreign and defense ministers. But he added several new faces as he seeks to distance his government from the previous. Kan says they would like to create a government that is thoroughly clean and accountable.

The 63 year-old leader wants rejuvenate the ruling party's image, in the wake of Hatoyama and Ichiro Ozawa's political funds scandals. He also wants to turn around Japan's struggling economy, as well as Tokyo's continuing negotiations over a controversial US Marine base on Okinawa. Kan will attend an ceremony at the Imperial Palace and his Cabinet will be sworn in later on Tuesday.

Japanese incoming Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Tuesday, June 8, 2010. Kan named his new Cabinet, keeping core members in place to address the country's deep economic and foreign policy issues but adding several fresh faces, including a former model, to win back voters ahead of upcoming elections.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japanese incoming Prime Minister Naoto Kan speaks during a press 
conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo 
Tuesday, June 8, 2010.(AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi
)

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: CCTV.com

Hot Videos view more

The celebrations are still continuing as the victorious coach, Joachim Loew, has been honored for his achievement in his hometown of Freiburg.
Germany coach Loew honored in hometown of Freiburg

Chinese men´s national team continued its preparations for next year´s Asian Cup, as they managed a one-all draw against visitors Jordan during a football friendly in Harbin, the capital city of Northeast China´s Heilongjiang Province.
China held to 1-1 draw by Jordan

The defending world champs came into the contest with a perfect 6-and-oh record, but they would be in for a tough first half before opening things up in the second.
USA beat Slovenia 119-76 in quarter-finals

Hot Stories more

UK authorities believe killer of James Foley is a British national

Across the UK the hunt is on for James Foley’s killer, who authorities believe is a British national. As Richard Bestic reports from London, Prime Minister David Cameron cut short his summer break to lead his government’s response.

Israeli war jets renews Gaza strike as truce talks stalled

Three Palestinians were killed and 40 others wounded in the intensive Israeli war jets´ airstrikes on the Gaza city on Tuesday night, shortly before an end of a 24-hour ceasefire in the Gaza Strip,

Missouri police arrest dozens after violent night

As the protests in the town of Ferguson, Missouri turned violent with police facing ´heavy gunfire´ from some ´criminal elements´, cops fired tear gas, stun grenades and arrested 31 demonstrators on Monday night.

Picture in news more

More Video News

Choose TV Program