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Japan's ruling party casts itself as reasonable, diplomatic

A picture of Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), is seen on the cover of a leaflet of the party election campaign platform, in a reporters' bag at a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Shohei Miyano

A picture of Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), is seen on the cover of a leaflet of the party election campaign platform, in a reporters' bag at a news conference at the party...more

A picture of Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), is seen on the cover of a leaflet of the party election campaign platform, in a reporters' bag at a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Shohei Miyano
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Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), arrives for a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), arrives for a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato

Japan's Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda, who is also the leader of the ruling Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ), arrives for a news conference at the party headquarters in Tokyo November 27, 2012. REUTERS/Issei Kato
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