Hatoyama Japan's new PM, names Cabinet

Japan's Yukio Hatoyama was elected prime minister and installed his new Cabinet Wednesday, promising to reinvigorate Japan's economy after more than 50 years of nearly unbroken rule by conservatives. Hurdles on Economy, US Ties Aso Resigns Full Coverage
Japan's new Prime Minister Yukio Hatoyama (2nd R) arrives at the premier's official residence in Tokyo September 16, 2009.
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Japan Democrat win could warm China ties
Japan's Yukio Hatoyama was voted in as prime minister by parliament's lower house on Wednesday, ushering in an untested government to deal with a struggling economy and the deep-seated problems of a fast-ageing population. Aso Resigns Japan General Election
Japan holds memorial service for wartime Chinese forced laborers
An overwhelming majority of Chinese and Japanese people believe relations between their countries are "important", or even "more important than relations with the United States", according to a survey released Wednesday.