Japan new PM Abe wants to correct strong yen trend

TOKYO Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:47am EST

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TOKYO Dec 25 (Reuters) - Japan's incoming Prime Minister Shinzo Abe reiterated on Tuesday a pledge to revive the economy by correcting the recent trend towards a stronger yen.

Abe is set to be selected as prime minister by lawmakers on Wednesday after leading his Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) to a landslide victory in a lower house election earlier this month.

Abe, who spoke after naming a new leadership team for the LDP, said he wanted to show voters who still doubt the party that the LDP has changed.

The LDP is returning to government after three years in the opposition.

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