Noda Launched New DPJ Leadership
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
The Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) launched its new leadership Wednesday under its President Yoshihiko Noda, with the ruling party's No. 2 post of secretary general handed to Azuma Koshiishi. DPJ lawmakers from both chambers of the Diet approved the appointment of former Foreign Minister Seiji Maehara as policy chief, former Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirofumi Hirano, 62, as Diet affairs chief, and Shinji Tarutoko, 52, former chairman of Diet affairs, as acting secretary general.
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