In this photo released by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Emperor Akihito, left, stands in front of new Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoko Komiyama holding an appointment letter handed ... more 
In this photo released by the Imperial Household Agency of Japan, Emperor Akihito, left, stands in front of new Health, Labor and Welfare Minister Yoko Komiyama holding an appointment letter handed over by new Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, second from left, during an imperial attestation ceremony to appoint Komiyama as the state minister at the Imperial Palace in Tokyo Friday, Sept. 2, 2011. Others are unidentified. (AP Photo/The Imperial Household Agency of Japan) EDITORIAL USE ONLY less 
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Associated Press | Photo By The Imperial Household Agency of Japan
Fri, Sep 2, 2011 6:19 AM EDT