Sunday, May 1, 2011

76% disapprove of Kan

76% of Japanese believe that your Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has not exercised sufficient leadership in managing the crisis in the country after the earthquake and tsunami of March 11, according to a survey released by the Japan Agency Kyodo. That percentage represents a sharp increase compared with 63.7% in late March that claimed to disprove the management Kan, chairman of the Democratic Party (PD) and prime minister from June 8, 2010.

Those polled by Kyodo, via telephone survey, believe that Khan has not exercised sufficient leadership in handling the nuclear crisis in Fukushima plant or in response to the disaster created by the earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. In addition, 23.6% of the Nipponese think your head of government should resign immediately, compared to 13.8% which was manifested in favor of that option at the end of March.

Naoto Kan has acknowledged that the earthquake, tsunami and the nuclear issue on the Fukushima Daiichi plant have created the biggest crisis in Japan since the end of World War II in 1945. The prime minister's popularity was already low before the crisis, it touched only 20%. In the survey, 43.6% of respondents claimed not to assess the Government's response to the nuclear crisis, while another 27% said they disapprove.

As for the response to the tsunami and the earthquake, 46% indicated that the values and 40% said not to. A total of 14,616 people were killed and 11,111 remain missing in the quake and tsunami occurred on 11 March, which devastated parts of the coast of the Japanese provinces Miyagi, Fukushima and Iwate.

Fukushima nuclear crisis caused by the tsunami that left without cooling their reactors, is still open and the operator, TEPCO, estimates that the nuclear units may only be brought to the state of "cooling down" towards the end of the year. The Japanese lower house of parliament has approved an emergency budget of 4 trillion yen (U.S.

$ 48,500 million) for reconstruction after the devastating earthquake and tsunami of 11 March. The figure is a part of the largest in six decades has assumed the Japanese government for the disaster. It is expected that the budget is enacted on Monday, when the upper house of parliament approves.

Lawmakers from the opposition parties who control the Senate have said they will support the first round of financing costs for tasks such as removing debris from the destroyed northeastern Japan and temporary housing for those who lost their homes. The emergency budget, expected to be followed by more packages in resources for reconstruction, it is still little to the total cost of the damage caused by the earthquake and tsunami, estimated at about 300,000 million dollars.

Likely to be much more difficult to agree on the following packages for reconstruction, since it is expected to involve a mix of taxes and loans in the bond market, which could affect more than Japan, which already struggling with debt doubling the size of its economy $ 5 trillion.

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