Noda to seek PM role, while Ozawa hints at posttrial run

Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda has decided to run for the presidency of the Democratic Party of Japan to succeed Prime Minister Naoto Kan, sources said Monday.

Noda will officially announce the plan at a meeting of his DPJ allies on Tuesday,the sources said.

Noda will set out his policy pledges in an article to be published in a monthly magazine. His campaign will emphasize fiscal austerity in rebuilding Japan’s debt-ridden coffers, the sources said.

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