Japan candidates hit streets in first national vote since Fukushima disaster

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Voters listen to a speech by Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader and former Prime Minister Shinzo Abe at an official campaign kick-off for the December 16 lower house election, in Fukushima, northern Japan December 4, 2012. Abe started his party's campaign for the election kick-off on Tuesday from Fukushima prefecture, where the world's worst nuclear accident in 25 years hit the region after being triggered by a 9.0-magnitude earthquake and massive tsunami on March 11, 2011. REUTERS/Issei Kato