Japan's government selects sixth prime minister in five years

August 29, 2011

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The new leader of the Democratic Party of Japan, Yoshihiko Noda, speaks during a press conference shortly after his election.

In Japan, the governing Democratic Party (DPJ) chose Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda as its leader, making him the country's sixth prime minister in five years. We’ll discuss what this means for Japan's future with Steve Clemons, Washington editor-at-large for The Atlantic website and director of the Japan Policy Research Institute.