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Yukio Hatoyama formally elected Japanese prime minister

Yukio Hatoyama was formally elected the prime minister of Japan following general elections in August 2009. The Japanese Parliament convened on Wednesday, September 16, for a special session to formally elect Hatoyama.
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Japan blames design, maintenance for explosion on China Airlines jet

Japan's Transportation Safety Board has blamed a combination of poor design and a maintenance error for a fire and explosions that destroyed a passenger jet.
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