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Japan to call special Diet session on Sept. 16
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A special session of the Japanese parliament is expected to be called on Sept. 16 for electing the new prime minister, Kyodo News reported Tuesday, quoting a high- ranking government official.

Democratic Party of Japan President Yukio Hatoyama is certain to be picked as prime minister following his party's overwhelming victory in Sunday's House of Representatives election.

(Xinhua News Agency September 1, 2009)

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