Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows to his fellow lawmakers of the Democratic Party of Japan after he was elected as the new president of the party in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Japan's ruling ... more 
Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows to his fellow lawmakers of the Democratic Party of Japan after he was elected as the new president of the party in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Japan's ruling party elected Noda as its new chief Monday, paving the way for him to be the next prime minister and inherit the daunting task of recovering from the huge tsunami and nuclear crisis. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 2:55 AM EDT