Noda Begins Re-Election Bid as Hashimoto’s Party Shakes Up Japan

Noda Begins Re-Election Bid as Hashimoto’s Party Shakes Up Japan

Yoshihiko Noda, Japan's prime minister and leader of the Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), from right, shakes hands with Hirotaka Akamatsu, former farm minister, as Kazuhiro Haraguchi, former internal affairs minister, and Michihiko Kano, former farm minister, during a joint news conference following the announcement of their candidacies for the party's leadership in Tokyo.