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Japan’s Prime Minister Naoto Kan (R) shakes hands with Truong Tan Sang, permanent member of the secretariat of the Vietnamese Communist Party’s Central Committee, in Tokyo June 2, 2011. REUTERS/Franck cheap canada goose uk Robichon/Pool

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Canada Goose sale The unpopular leader pledge was a last buy canada goose jacket minute deal to keep rivals in his Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) from backing a no Canada Goose Parka confidence motion in parliament that would have forced him to resign or call a snap election.

The bargain Kan struck has canada goose coats averted the worst case scenario of a Canada Goose sale political vacuum as the government struggles to rebuild a vast area devastated by March 11 earthquake and tsunami, and contain radiation leaks at Tokyo canada goose black friday sale Electric Power Co Fukushima plant, which was torn apart by the natural disaster.

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Canada Goose Jackets One reason for the lingering tension is that Kan cheap Canada Goose did not give a target date for his departure, which could come Canada Goose online in a matter of months but without a timetable his pledge is vague.

Canada Goose Parka Optimists said the deal might persuade the opposition, who control parliament upper house and can block bills, to agree to enact a law enabling Canada Goose Outlet the government to borrow more to fund nearly half of a $1 trillion budget for the current fiscal year.

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No. 2 in the party also threatened to take the fight to the upper house which the opposition controls and present a non binding censure motion against Kan there.

canada goose deals COALITION Some predict that enacting an extra budget to pay for what will be Japan biggest reconstruction project since the days after World War Two might be easier now that the opposition has failed to pass the no confidence motion.

canada goose clearance But divisions persist even within the DPJ over how to fund such spending, with some lawmakers opposed to raising taxes to repay canada goose uk outlet the fresh debt that is certain to be needed.

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canada goose store the funding bill is not passed, Canada Goose Jackets it will be a big canada goose uk black friday drag on the Japanese economy and reconstruction, and it is also directly linked to the extra budget, Maehara said. canada goose uk shop even though the no confidence motion has been rejected, things have not settled down and the problems have not changed.

Canada Goose Outlet Equally troubling, Japan next leader may fare no better in efforts to cap the rising social security costs of a fast aging population and a ballooning public debt that is twice the size of the $5 trillion economy.

Ratings agencies have already warned that Japan political stalemate and bickering could lead to a downgrade of its sovereign debt rating on the world third largest economy.

Some analysts said the chances of a coalition between Kan Democrats Canada Goose Coats On Sale and the LDP would probably be higher under Kan successor since the opposition party has insisted his grip on power was the major obstacle.

cheap Canada Goose Among the names that have been floated are: Deputy Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshito Sengoku; National Strategy Minister Koichiro Gemba, who has good ties with some in the LDP; Agriculture Minister Michihiko Kano; Maehara, a uk canada goose security hawk; and Shinji Tarutoko, who lost a party canada goose clearance leadership race to Kan last year.

Kan resigns, the chances of a coalition are higher, said Kyohei Morita, chief economist at Barclays Capital Ltd. decision making capability would be greater, but that doesn mean they would adopt the right policies.

Forging policy pacts among a giant coalition diverse members would not be easy. While many in both parties agree that Japan must raise its sales tax from 5 percent to fund rising social security costs, others in both camps are opposed.

canada goose clearance sale another disaster. Kan will step down, but the question is, who will succeed him? said Masaaki Kanno, chief economist at JP Morgan Securities Japan.

basic problem will never be solved (by a coalition) because in the LDP a number of people object strongly to a consumption tax hike and it the same in the DPJ, he said, adding that only a fundamental realignment of the political parties along policy lines could solve the dilemma.

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