Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stands with Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, second left, and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, right, after he dissolved the lower house of parliament in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan's myriad problems. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

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Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stands with Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, second left, and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, right, after he dissolved the lower house of parliament in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan's myriad problems. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda stands with Chief Cabinet Secretary Osamu Fujimura, second left, and Foreign Minister Koichiro Gemba, right, after he dissolved the lower house of parliament in Tokyo Friday, Nov. 16, 2012. Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan's myriad problems. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)
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