New Japanese Leader Linda Wertheimer talks with Doug Struck, Tokyo Bureau chief for the Washington Post about the election of Junichiro Koizumi, the new head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan. Koizumi is likely to be the country's next prime minister. Koizumi had a reputation as an eccentric -- but has become known as a reformer, and gained popular support to head a government which he had previously challenged.

New Japanese Leader

New Japanese Leader

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Linda Wertheimer talks with Doug Struck, Tokyo Bureau chief for the Washington Post about the election of Junichiro Koizumi, the new head of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party in Japan. Koizumi is likely to be the country's next prime minister. Koizumi had a reputation as an eccentric — but has become known as a reformer, and gained popular support to head a government which he had previously challenged.