- CNTV English - CCTV News

Japanese PM retains DPJ leadership

09-14-2010 15:46 BJT Special Report:DPJ Presidential Election |

Watch Video

Play Video

Japanese Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has been re-elected as president of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan.

Kan defeated challenger Ichiro Ozawa, a veteran powerbroker with a 40-year political career.

The victory means Kan will continue as the country's prime minister, sparing the country another change in leadership.

Kan has promised to curb spending and cap borrowing. His challenges include balancing the strong yen with the fragile economic recovery, as well unifying his fractured party.





Profile of Naoto Kan

Naoto Kan, the 63-year-old Prime Minister, is a veteran in the DPJ. <Full story>




Profile of Ichiro Ozawa

Ichiro Ozawa, the 68-year-old former secretary general of the DPJ. <Full story>






Studio interview: Power switch affects Japan's image

Prime Minister Naoto Kan is popular with the general public, while his powerful challenger Ichiro Ozawa has deep support in Parliament. <Full story>

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