Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows after his election by party lawmakers as the new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Tokyo. Mr. Noda's election paves the way for him to be Japan's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)

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Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows after his election by party lawmakers as the new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan on Monday, Aug. 29, 2011, in Tokyo. Mr. Noda's election paves the way for him to be Japan's next prime minister. (AP Photo/Hiro Komae)