Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The outspoken and nationalistic governor said Thursday he is quitting after nearly 14 years in office to... more 
Tokyo Gov. Shintaro Ishihara speaks during a news conference in Tokyo, Thursday, Oct. 25, 2012. The outspoken and nationalistic governor said Thursday he is quitting after nearly 14 years in office to form a new political party ahead of expected national elections. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Koji Sasahara
Thu, Oct 25, 2012 9:28 AM EDT