Japan PM Naoto Kan warns of 'collapse' under debt pile


Japan is at "risk of collapse" under its huge debt mountain, the country's new prime minister has said.

In his first major speech since taking over, Naoto Kan warned that Japan needed to take action to avert a Greece-style crisis.

After years of borrowing, Japan's debt is twice its gross domestic product.

Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

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