Hakubun Shimomura, Japan's newly appointed minister of education,... Nieuwsfoto'sAmbtswoning premier Japan,Azië,Hakubun Shimomura,Horizontaal,Japan,Minister-president,Nieuw,Onderwijs,Oost-Azië,Overheid,Persconferentie,Politicus,Politiek,Praten,Sport,Techniek,Tokio,Wetenschap,WoongebouwPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg 2012 BloombergHakubun Shimomura, Japan's newly appointed minister of education, culture, sports, science and technology, speaks during a news conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 27, 2012. Japan's parliament confirmed Shinzo Abe as the nation's seventh prime minister in six years, returning him to the office he left in 2007 after his party regained power in a landslide election victory last week. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images