Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, wearing formal attire, leaves his official residence for Imperial Palace for an imperial confirmation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. Noda ... more 
Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, wearing formal attire, leaves his official residence for Imperial Palace for an imperial confirmation ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. Noda tries to steer his troubled nation through disaster recovery, a nuclear crisis and a lengthy economic slump. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Shizuo Kambayashi
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 1:10 AM EDT