In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, second from right in white, shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the Dec. 16 parliamentary elections in Machida, on the outskirts of Tokyo. The buzz over Japan’s parliamentary elections this Sunday, Dec. 16, has been all about “the third force” - a clear sign of the prevailing disenchantment over both the party that ruled for decades after World War II and the rival party that took over in 2009. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)

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In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, second from right in white, shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the Dec. 16 parliamentary elections in Machida, on the outskirts of Tokyo. The buzz over Japan’s parliamentary elections this Sunday, Dec. 16, has been all about “the third force” - a clear sign of the prevailing disenchantment over both the party that ruled for decades after World War II and the rival party that took over in 2009.  (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
In this Tuesday, Dec. 11, 2012 photo, Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party President Shinzo Abe, second from right in white, shakes hands with supporters during a campaign rally for the Dec. 16 parliamentary elections in Machida, on the outskirts of Tokyo. The buzz over Japan’s parliamentary elections this Sunday, Dec. 16, has been all about “the third force” - a clear sign of the prevailing disenchantment over both the party that ruled for decades after World War II and the rival party that took over in 2009. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye)
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