Yoshihiko Noda has been voted in as Prime Minister of Japan.
The 54-year-old is the country’s sixth leader in five years – and has a job on his hands. His main priority is overseeing the reconstruction in north eastern Japan after the massive earthquake and tsunami in March.
The disaster also prompted a crisis in the country’s nuclear industry which has yet to be resolved.
Noda was Finance Minister in the government of his predecessor, Naoto Kan.
Kan resigned in the wake of intense criticism of his handling of the crisis.