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Japan: Noda elected as leader of ruling party

Finance minister Yoshihiko Noda has been elected leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, and will become the next prime minister. On the Agora blog, Hiroshi Ohnishi calls [ja] it a safe, if low-key choice, while Seki Obata claims [ja] Noda's virtuous personality is the only way of survival for the DPJ. The Shisaku blog kept up [en] a commentary about the voting processes throughout the day.

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