Naoto Kan (菅 直人, Kan Naoto, born 10 October 1946) is the current Prime Minister of Japan. In June 2010, as Finance Minister, Kan was elected as the leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and was designated Prime Minister by the Diet to succeed Yukio Hatoyama.
Kan was born in Ube City, Yamaguchi Prefecture as the son of Hisao Kan, an executive for a glass manufacturer.
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