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Japanese PM Fukuda resigns

Japan's Aso picks chums, hawkish Cabinet

Japan's new prime minister, Taro Aso, appointed several outspoken nationalist allies to his Cabinet Wednesday, while keeping a fiscal reformer for a key post. Full story

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Fukuda elected Japanese PM

Yasuo Fukuda, who has promised to bring stability and moderation to Japan's tumultuous political scene, was elected prime minister by the lower house of parliament.

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