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1 | Tokyo Japan Searches for a New PM Yasuo Fukuda resigned as Japan's Prime Minister amid widespread discontent over his inability to shepherd legislation through the nation's deadlocked parliament. When he took office less than a year ago, Fukuda was expected to bring stability to Japan, the world's second largest economy, following the resignation of his predecessor, Shinzo Abe, after 12 months on the job. The ruling party's secretary general, Taro Aso, is the front runner to succeed Fukuda, with Yuriko Koike emerging as a possible challenger. The party will vote on Sept. 22.

The Contenders

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