Naoto Kan , Japan’s new prime minister, boosted the ruling party’s approval ratings less than two months before national elections, according to surveys published in local media on the weekend.
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda’s victory in a ruling party leadership race brings him closer to a decision on whether to call elections as he confronts a slowing economy and a territorial spat with China.
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has vowed to elevate the role of women in the world’s third- largest economy. He might start with his own party.
"He was well-rehearsed at the press conference, which really is his home ground-- no tough questions were asked."
- Koichi Nakano on Nov 18, 2014