Shinzo Abe, president of Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic... News PhotoBrochure,Competition,Conflict,Democracy,Election,Headquarters,Japan,Japanese Liberal Democratic Party,Opposition Party,Political Party,Politics,President,Press Conference,Shinzo Abe,Talking,Tokyo - Japan,VerticalPhotographer Collection: AFP 2012 AFPShinzo Abe, president of Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), holds up a booklet of the party's pledges as he speaks during a news conference to announce the pledges for the December 16 lower house election, at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on November 21, 2012. Opinion polls published on November 19 showed Japan's main opposition party out in front days after Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda set the country on the path to a general election. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)