TOKYO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- A runoff has been kicked off between Japan's industry minister Banri Kaieda and finance minister Yoshihiko Noda in the presidential election of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) on Monday.
The winner of the runoff on Monday will become Japan's sixth prime minister in five years. Full story
TOKYO, Aug. 29 (Xinhua) -- Japan's ruling Democratic Party started Monday an election of the party's president, who is expected to become the country's third prime minister in two years.
Five candidates, economy, trade and industry minister Banri Kaieda, former foreign minister Seiji Maehara, finance minister Yoshihiko Noda, agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister Michihiko Kano, and transport minister Sumio Mabuchi, are vying for the top post to succeed outgoing Prime Minister Naoto Kan. Full story