Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera (L) review the honour guard before a meeting with Japan Self-Defense Force's senior members at the Defense Ministry in ... more 
Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) and and Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera (L) review the honour guard before a meeting with Japan Self-Defense Force's senior members at the Defense Ministry in Tokyo September 12, 2013. A source confirmed to Reuters local media reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has decided to go ahead with a planned rise in the sales tax, although he will cushion its impact with a support package worth around 5 trillion yen ($50 billion). REUTERS/Toru Hanai (JAPAN - Tags: POLITICS MILITARY BUSINESS) less 
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Wed, Sep 11, 2013 10:19 PM EDT