Naoto Kan Is Elected Prime Minister i...

Naoto Kan Is Elected Prime Minister in Japan

There are 3 comments on the New York Times story from Jun 4, 2010, titled Naoto Kan Is Elected Prime Minister in Japan. In it, New York Times reports that:

Naoto Kan, a plain-spoken finance minister with activist roots, was elected prime minister on Friday, making him the fifth Japanese leader in four years.

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RayH

Shenzhen, China

#1 Jun 4, 2010
The big shocker is July 2010, when the official economic figures will show China surpassed Japan as the world's No. 2 economy during the 2nd quarter of 2010.

Just in time for elections in Japan July 11th.
bingobangoboy

Kyoto, Japan

#2 Jun 4, 2010
RayH wrote:
The big shocker is July 2010, when the official economic figures will show China surpassed Japan as the world's No. 2 economy during the 2nd quarter of 2010.
Just in time for elections in Japan July 11th.
Not much of a shocker; most Japanese thought it happened in 4th quarter 2009.
RayH

Shenzhen, China

#3 Jun 4, 2010
bingobangoboy wrote:
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Not much of a shocker; most Japanese thought it happened in 4th quarter 2009.
Yen appreciation delayed it by 5 months.

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