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Japan's Abe has chance to show true colors after big election win

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L), who is also the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), puts a rosette on a name of a candidate, next to the party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, at the party headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L), who is also the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), puts a rosette on a name of a candidate, next to the party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, at the party headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013....more

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (L), who is also the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), puts a rosette on a name of a candidate, next to the party Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba, at the party headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe (L), leaves an election campaign center at the LDP headquarters as the party official member applauds, in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe (L), leaves an election campaign center at the LDP headquarters as the party official member applauds, in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election....more

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe (L), leaves an election campaign center at the LDP headquarters as the party official member applauds, in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), speaks to voters atop a van while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), speaks to voters atop a van while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), speaks to voters atop a van while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe sits next to a monitor displaying twitter feeds, which has LDP related information, as he makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe sits next to a monitor displaying twitter feeds, which has LDP related information, as he makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July...more

Japan's Prime Minister and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe sits next to a monitor displaying twitter feeds, which has LDP related information, as he makes an appearance before media at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo July 21, 2013, after an upper house election. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the upper house election in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the upper house election in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station during the upper house election in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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People holding Japanese national flags listen to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as he speaks while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

People holding Japanese national flags listen to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as he speaks while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013....more

People holding Japanese national flags listen to Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (not pictured) and leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) as he speaks while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman casts her ballot at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks to voters atop a van during a campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks to voters atop a van during a campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (2nd R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, speaks to voters atop a van during a campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A woman with a dog walks past a poster of election candidates for the upper house election near a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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People fill in their ballots at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

People fill in their ballots at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

People fill in their ballots at a polling station in Tokyo July 21, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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A man looks at posters of candidates for the July 21 Upper house election, in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A man looks at posters of candidates for the July 21 Upper house election, in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

A man looks at posters of candidates for the July 21 Upper house election, in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), shakes hands with voters while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), shakes hands with voters while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R), and the leader of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), shakes hands with voters while campaigning for the July 21 Upper house election in Tokyo July 20, 2013. REUTERS/Yuya Shino
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