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Japan PM Kan's Toughest Critic: His Wife Print E-mail
by Tom McGregor    Mon, Jan 17, 2011, 02:33 AM

Critic Kan.jpgBEIJING:  Prime Minister Naoto Kan of Japan faces much criticism from rival politicians and the national media, but they are angels compared to his most relentless critic, his wife, Nobuko Kan.

The BBC News reports that, “the wife of Japan’s Prime Minister, Naoto Kan, has said she would not marry him again in another life. Nobuko Kan said she would want to do something completely different if she had another chance to choose.”

Mrs. Kan is notorious for pulling few punches, and her husband contends she is his toughest critic. She earned fame in Japan for wearing elegant kimonos – and sharp tongue. Mr. Kan once described her as his opposition at the house.

According to the BBC, “speaking to reporters in Tokyo she said she regularly scolded him. ‘I’ve already lived this life once. It would not be interesting to do the same thing again. I would rather live a totally different life.”

In June, Mr. Kan assumed office but his public support is already slumping.

He is taking part in the reshuffling of the cabinet to divert an opposition threat to strangle government business.

Mrs. Kan argues that she supported him by giving him such a difficult time at home, so that he would prefer question time at the parliament.

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written by rufuslevin , January 18, 2011

Proof that America not only won WWII against the Japanese, but totally destroyed their national culture as well. Now, they have to face the fury of domestic partnership like the rest of us.



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