Japan's prime-minister-to-be Shinzo Abe speaks as he announces his top lieutenants Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in Tokyo. Former Prime Minister Abe, who led his conservative Liberal Democrati

 

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Japan's prime-minister-to-be Shinzo Abe speaks as he announces his top lieutenants Tuesday, Dec. 25, 2012 in Tokyo. Former Prime Minister Abe, who led his conservative Liberal Democratic Party to victory in Dec. 16 elections after three years in opposition, promised his party will pursue fresh policies to tackle the nation's chronic economic woes and bolster its sagging influence on the international stage. (AP Photo/Kyodo News) JAPAN OUT, MANDATORY CREDIT, NO LICENSING IN CHINA, HONG KONG, JAPAN, SOUTH KOREA AND FRANCE