• Kyodo News


Democratic Party of Japan chief Yukio Hatoyama and his wife took their first neighborhood stroll Saturday since winning the Aug. 30 Lower House election, visiting a Tokyo shrine and buying bread as reporters followed their every move.

The prime minister in waiting and his wife, Miyuki, walked around their neighborhood in Setagaya Ward for an hour, visiting the Shinto shrine where Miyuki prayed for victory during the election and thanking its god for the outcome, they told reporters.

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