Japan's newly-named Minister in charge of North Korea's past abductions of Japanese nationals Keiji Furuya arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 2

 

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Japan's newly-named Minister in charge of North Korea's past abductions of Japanese nationals Keiji Furuya arrives at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo, Wednesday, Dec. 26, 2012. Japan's parliament elected Shinzo Abe as the nation's prime minister on Wednesday, ending three years of rule by liberal administrations and bringing back to power the conservative, pro-big business party that has run Japan for most of the post-World War II era. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)