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Japan’s New Leader

Posted June. 05, 2010 02:19,   


Japanese Finance Minister Naoto Kan (third from left) is named his country`s 94th prime minister Friday. The head of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan greets lawmakers who elected him in a vote by members of the House of Councilors and the House of Representatives in Japan’s Diet. Applauding are Public Security Commission Chairman Hiroshi Nakai (left), Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism Minister Seiji Maehara (second from left), and outgoing Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (fourth from left).