• Kyodo News


Japanese business leaders voiced strong hopes Wednesday that new U.S. President Barack Obama will rebuild the world’s largest economy and hailed the rise of the first black U.S. leader as the dawn of a new age.

“I hope the new president will first concentrate his efforts on achieving an exit from the economic crisis, economic reconstruction and job creation,” Tadashi Okamura, chairman of the Japan Chamber of Commerce and Industry, said in a statement.

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