Japan PM may set conditions for resignation on Monday: report

Reuters News
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Posted: Jun 20, 2011 3:40 AM

TOKYO, Jun (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan may announce on Monday that he will resign on condition of key bills passing a divided parliament, Kyodo news agency reported.

Kan survived a no-confidence vote earlier this month after promising critics in his own party he would quit but later upset them and members of the opposition by making the timing unclear. Kan could announce that he would quit on condition of parliament passing a second extra budget and a bill to issue bonds for this year's budget, Kyodo said.

(Reporting by Chisa Fujioka; Editing by Joseph Radford)