Japanese PM Koizumi speaks as he is flanked by "Madonna" candidate Inoguchi in Tokyo.
Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi speaks to voters as he is flanked by Kuniko Inoguchi, one of his slew of female "Madonnas" tapped as the new faces of his long ruling party, in Tokyo August 24, 2005. Even with his line-up of "Madonnas," scratch beneath the surface and less has changed than meets the eye - second-generation politicians and local assemblymen still dominate the line-up of the party's 346 candidates running in the September 11 election, which will decide the fate of Koizumi's government. Picture taken August 24, 2005. REUTERS/Issei Kato ES/KI