Japanese Prime Minister New Year's Press Conference

At his first press conference of the New Year, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told reporters that his top priorities for Japan are… read more

At his first press conference of the New Year, Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan told reporters that his top priorities for Japan are passing the national budget and rescuing the social security system. He was under criticism by the opposition for proposing an increase in the national sales tax in order to fund the welfare system, including social security. Most of the questions in the news conference dealt with political fighting among members over the national budget, cabinet reshuffling, and allegations of ethics violations by a senior lawmaker in the ruling party.  close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Japanese Prime Minister New Year's Press Conference

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Program ID:
297391-1
Category:
International Telecasts
Format:
News Conference
Location:
Tokyo, Japan
First Aired:
Jan 10, 2011
Last Aired:
Jan 12, 2011

Airing Details

  • Jan 10, 2011 | 10:02pm EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2011 | 4:00am EST | C-SPAN 3
  • Jan 11, 2011 | 7:25pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 12, 2011 | 3:26pm EST | C-SPAN 3

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