“Japan's democracy was not a real one till now”
Japan's next leader, Yukio Hatoyama, is beginning a transition to power which brings to an end over fifty years of rule by the Conservatives.
Exit polls suggest an overwhelming change in national feeling, with the Democrats winning over three quarters of the seats available.
Many, including the South Korean President, say they hope the new government may be able to improve relations with Japan's Asian neighbors.
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