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[00:00.00]The man expected to be Japan's next prime minister

[00:05.13]Yukio Hatoyama has held

[00:07.12]his party's election victory as a revolution.

[00:09.49]Exit polls suggest the center left Democratic Party of Japan

[00:13.65]has won by landslide,

[00:14.96]crushing the liberal democrats

[00:16.89]who have dominated Japanese politics for half a century.

[00:19.75]Roland Buerk reports from Tokyo.

[00:22.17]Japan has now beginning a process

[00:24.60]that has only been through once before

[00:26.28]since 1955 the transition of power from liberal democratic party

[00:30.57]to a new government.

[00:32.56]Yukio Hatoyama must nice steer

[00:34.87]the world second biggest economy back to sustainable growth

[00:38.04]after a crushing recession

[00:39.78]and tackle record unemployment.

[00:42.02]The Democratic Party plans to forge a diplomacy less subservient

[00:46.50]to the United States, and improve relations with its Asian neighbors.

[00:50.29]They've also promised

[00:51.91]to expand the welfare state,

[00:53.40]even though Japan is already deeply indebted,

[00:55.45]and rapidly aging population

[00:58.25]is straining social security budgets.

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