Japan's Ruling Liberal Democratic Party Holds Annual Convention


Shinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal... News PhotoAnnual Event,Asia,Business,Chairperson,Corporate Business,East Asia,Finance,Government,Hiromasa Yonekura,Horizontal,Japan,Japan Business Federation,Japanese Liberal Democratic Party,Komeito Party,Lobby,Looking,Natsuo Yamaguchi,Politician,Politics,President,Prime Minister,Shinzo Abe,Sitting,Tokyo - JapanPhotographer Collection: Bloomberg © 2014 Bloomberg Finance LPShinzo Abe, Japan's prime minister and president of the Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), left, reacts as he sits next to Natsuo Yamaguchi, chief representative of the New Komeito Party, while Hiromasa Yonekura, chairman of Sumitomo Chemical Co. and chairman of the business lobby Keidanren, right, looks on during the Liberal Democratic Party's (LDP) annual convention in Tokyo, Japan, on Sunday, Jan. 19, 2014. Abe will raise the consumption tax in April to 8 percent from 5 percent to help contain the nations swelling public debt. Photographer: Kiyoshi Ota/Bloomberg via Getty Images