Japan’s New Administration Kicks Off

Japan’s Prime Minister-nominee, Yoshihiko Noda, appoints Azuma Koshiishi, a veteran lawmaker with close ties with ruling party kingpin Ichiro Ozawa, as secretary-general on Tuesday, August 30,2011. Noda also names former Foreign Min Seiji Maehara as policy chief and former Chief Cabinet Sec Hirofumi Hirano as Diet affairs chief. Hirano is a Sept. 2009 file photo, Maehara and Koshiishi are Augustt 2011 file photos. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/AFLO)