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DPJ chooses Naoto Kan as leader
Yoshihiko Noda wins leadership race

year 2011 Top ^

  Governing Democratic Party (DPJ) has chosen Finance Minister as its leader, lining him up to become the country's sixth prime minister in five year

year 2010 Top ^

  Ruling party is making the outgoing finance minister almost certain to become prime minister after the resignation of the country's previous leader
 Kan, 63, will become Japan's fifth prime minister in 3 years if, as expected, parliament approves his appointment

year 2008 Top ^

  Taro Aso, an outspoken politician and a former foreign minister, was chosen as the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party

year 2001 Top ^

Jan.22 New economy minister
  Taro Aso was named as economics minister. He is seen unlikely to be aggressive on reform

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