Democratic Party of Japan presidential election in Tokyo

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September 21, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda deliverers his acceptance speech following his reelection as the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan in its election in Tokyo on Friday, September 21, 2012.  Noda, 55, retained the leadership with the backing of many lawmakers and rank-and-file party members,. He is ready to reshuffle his party executives and Cabinet. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)

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September 21, 2012, Tokyo, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda addresses his fellow lawmakers of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan before they vote in the party leadership election in Tokyo on Friday, September 21, 2012. Challenging Noda are, from left; former Agriculture Minister Michihiko Kano; former Internal Affairs Minister Kazuhiro Haraguchi and former Agriculture Minister Hirotaka Akamatsu. Noda, 55 years old, retained the leadership with the backing of many lawmakers and rank-and-file party members. He is ready to reshuffle his party executives and Cabinet. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)