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"I think it is really bad news for Abe," he said. "She doesn't actually have to win, but she has to inflict a bloody nose on Abe ... If her party does better than expected, expect the long knives to come out in the LDP, and Abe could be ushered to the exit."
"It is a touchy, sensitive subject, and many Americans don't want to really revisit that past," said Jeff Kingston, director of Asian studies at Temple University Japan, about Kerry's — and possibly Obama's — visit. "But I think it's high time that they did so."