In this Dec. 7, 2012 photo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan waves during his parliamentary elections campaign in Tokyo. The buzz over Japa

 

              In this Dec. 7, 2012 photo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan waves during his parliamentary elections campaign in Tokyo. The buzz over Japa
In this Dec. 7, 2012 photo, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan waves during his parliamentary elections campaign in Tokyo. The buzz over Japan’s parliamentary elections this Sunday, Dec. 16, has been all about “the third force” - a clear sign of the prevailing disenchantment over both the party that ruled for decades after World War II and the rival party that took over in 2009. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)