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  • Former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will get a second chance to lead the nation after a stint in 2006 and 2007. (Associated Press)

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  • Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stands still as Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, second left, and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, right, raise hands and shout banzai, or long live, after he dissolved the lower house of parliament in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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