New leader of the Democratic Party of Japan Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a press conference shortly after his election at a voting by the party lawmakers in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Japan's ruling... more 
New leader of the Democratic Party of Japan Yoshihiko Noda speaks during a press conference shortly after his election at a voting by the party lawmakers in Tokyo Monday, Aug. 29, 2011. Japan's ruling party elected Noda 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 4:40 AM EDT