Japan Politics

November 16, 2012 - 9:34 AM
Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda bows after a press conference at his official residence in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament earlier in the day, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan’s myriad problems. Elections were set for Dec. 16. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)