Japan's new Prime Minister Shinzo Abe (R) chats to Shigeru Ishiba (L), secretary general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, during a plenary session of the lower house at parliament in Tokyo on December 27, 2012. Abe was elected Japan's prime minister by the lower house of parliament on December 26 after he swept to power on a hawkish platform of getting tough on diplomatic issues while fixing the economy. AFP PHOTO / KAZUHIRO NOGI (Photo credit should read KAZUHIRO NOGI/AFP/Getty Images)
27 Dec 2012
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