Yoshihiko Noda to run for Japan PM

Japanese Finance Minister Yoshihiko Noda has voiced his intention to run for prime minister and lead the nation to recovery from the March 11 disaster, local media said Friday.

Noda, a 54-year-old judo black belt, has told close aides about his plan to succeed Prime Minister Naoto Kan, who currently heads the ruling Democratic Party of Japan, the Sankei Shimbun daily reported.

The Yomiuri Shimbun said Noda would run for the planned DPJ presidential election "if condition permits".

Read the rest of the story: Yoshihiko Noda to run for Japan premiership.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.