Photo Gallery: Reinvigorating Japan
01/17/2013
Shinzo Abe resigned as Japan's prime minister in 2007 after a number of...
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Shinzo Abe resigned as Japan's prime minister in 2007 after a number of failures and owing to poor health. But, on December 16, he recaptured the majority in the lower house of parliament for his conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP).