Diet Resumes Deliberations

Using a panel, Nobuteru Ishihara, secretary-general of the opposition Liberal Democratic Party, asks questions to Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan as the stalled Diet session resumes deliberation in the lower house in Tokyo on Wednesday, July 06, 2011. Kan said he is responsible for having appointed Ryu Matsumoto to the new ministerial post in charge of rebuilding areas ravaged by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami but indicated he has no plans to step down in the immediate future, despite mounting pressure to do so from both ruling and opposition lawmakers. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)