Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe

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Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), gestures as he speaks during the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) annual convention in Tokyo on Jan. 19, 2014. Abe has shown a willingness to expend political capital on national security.