Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi speaks during a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Koizumi said Tuesday that the current prime

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Former Japanese Prime Minister Junichiro Koizumi speaks during a press conference at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013. Koizumi said Tuesday that the current prime minister, Shinzo Abe, should use his public popularity to "do the right thing." Koizumi said that with Japan's nuclear plants all offline for safety checks following the Fukushima disaster it would be easier to begin the phase-out soon. (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi) less 

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Tue, Nov 12, 2013 12:17 PM EST