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), left, places a red paper rose on an LDP candidate's name to indicate an upper house election victory as Sanae Takaichi, policy chief of the party looks on, at the party's headquarters in Tokyo.