Candidates for the leadership of the DPJ

Candidates for the leadership of the DPJ

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Candidates for the leadership of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) shake hands during a joint news conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo. From left to right are: Seiji Maehara, former foreign minister, Sumio Mabuchi, former land, infrastructure, and transport minister, Banri Kaieda, economy, trade and industry minister, Yoshihiko Noda, finance minister, and Michihiko Kano, agriculture, forestry and fisheries minister.