Democratic Party leader Yukio Hatoyama speaks to reporters at the party headquarters in Tokyo September 1, 2009. Japan's Democratic Party, fresh from a landslide election victory, met the central bank governor and senior finance ministry bureaucrats on Tuesday as the transition to a new government stepped up a gear.
A special session of the Japanese Parliament is expected to be held on Sept. 16 to elect Japan's new prime minister, Kyodo News reported Tuesday.
Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ) President Yukio Hatoyama is certain to be picked as the prime minister following his party's overwhelming victory in Sunday's House of Representatives election.
"I want to set the date to call (the session) on the 16th," said Sadamori Oshima, chairman of the LDP's Diet affairs committee, at a news conference Tuesday.
The date is set with consideration for the need for a new prime minister to attend diplomatic events, including the annual meeting of the UN General Assembly and the Group of 20 financial summit meeting to be held in the United States later this month, according to Oshima.
The planned special Diet session is to convene for four days through Sept. 19.