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New Era in Japanese Politics

Posted August. 31, 2009 07:33,   


The Liberal Democratic Party’s reign over the Japanese government has ended after 54 years. The man opposition Democratic Party of Japan secured more than 300 of the 480 seats at the House of Representatives, while the Liberal Democrats garnered only about 100 seats. In this photo, Democratic Party leader Yukio Hatoyama waves to party supporters after giving his final election speech in Tokyo Saturday.