FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2007 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finish their statements to reporters on the sidelines of the APEC s

 

              FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2007 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finish their statements to reporters on the sidelines of the APEC s
FILE - In this Sept. 8, 2007 file photo, U.S. President George W. Bush, right, and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe finish their statements to reporters on the sidelines of the APEC summit in Sydney, Australia. The Liberal Democratic Party’s victory in Japan’s parliamentary election Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012 virtually ensures that the LDP leader Abe, who resigned as prime minister for health reasons in 2007 after just a year in office, will get a second chance to try to lead Japan out of its economic slump. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)