Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows after giving a speech at the Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers' meeting in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Kan announced he was resigning after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government's handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

Photo by: Koji Sasahara

Japanese Prime Minister Naoto Kan bows after giving a speech at the Democratic Party of Japan lawmakers' meeting in Tokyo, Friday, Aug. 26, 2011. Kan announced he was resigning after almost 15 months in office amid plunging approval ratings over his government's handling of the tsunami disaster and nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)