Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda gives a speech shortly after he was elected as the new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan during an election by the party lawmakers in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 29, 2011.... more 
Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda gives a speech shortly after he was elected as the new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan during an election by the party lawmakers 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/Hiro Komae) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Hiro Komae
Mon, Aug 29, 2011 2:42 AM EDT