Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, center, arrives at the prime minister's official residence to go to Imperial Palace for the attestation ceremony in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. A

 

              Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, center, arrives at the prime minister
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso, center, arrives at the prime minister's official residence to go to Imperial Palace for the attestation ceremony in Tokyo Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Aso introduced fiscal stimulus measures to deal with the global financial crisis. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)