Yasuo Fukuda Fukuda Elected as New Japanese Prime Minister, Taro Aso Resigns

Mainichi Daily reports that LDP leader Yasuo Fukuda has been elected the new Japanese Prime Minister after Shinzo Abe's resignation. Also mentioned is that Taro Aso, the well-known "otaku politician", has resigned:

Fukuda asked former ruling Liberal Democratic Party Secretary-General Taro Aso, who fought against Fukuda in last Sunday's party leadership race, to join his Cabinet, but Aso declined the offer.

Source: Japanator