Next Step Towards new PM for Japan

Via the BBC:  Yoshihiko Noda wins Japan leadership race

Noda won the contest to be the leader of the governing party, the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) and is expected to be confirmed as PM tomorrow.

Noda was the Finance Minister in outgoing Prime Minister Kan’s cabinet.

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Steven L. Taylor is a Professor of Political Science and a College of Arts and Sciences Dean. His main areas of expertise include parties, elections, and the institutional design of democracies. His most recent book is the co-authored A Different Democracy: American Government in a 31-Country Perspective. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Texas and his BA from the University of California, Irvine. He has been blogging since 2003 (originally at the now defunct Poliblog). Follow Steven on Twitter