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Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) leader and next Prime Minister Shinzo Abe points during a news conference at the LDP headquarters in Tokyo on Monday. Abe piled pressure on the central bank on Monday to ease monetary policy, saying it should respect Sunday's election results that showed public support for his calls for more aggressive monetary stimulus.

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That hair!!

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"Kawaii" pose !

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sigh...

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I doubt if the average voter listened to his pledges. They just wanted someone new in there. Figured he'd do this. "I won," he reasons, "so everyone should do what I said leading up to the election." Actually, the only thing he really wanted was to "return to power." And he got that ...

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"Can you hand me some of those moist wipes? Just there, next to your chair..."

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sorry abe no mandate for anything, how long before you step in the doo doo?

My bet is not long

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As a second time bride, Abe, and particularly the Japanese electorate, should remember what Samuel Johnson said about second marriages -- "The triumph of hope over experience."

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I can hear his stomach rumbling from here. So what are the bets on how long he lasts, and what do we win if correct? I've put it at 11 months, someone else on another thread said less than a year.

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"no mandate for anything"

Really? The LDP pretty much destroyed the DPJ in this election, and they now have an overwhelming majority in the Diet.

what are the bets on how long he lasts"

Maybe around a decade?

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Serrano: "Maybe around a decade?"

Hahaha... yeah, right. A decade minus 9 years, maybe.

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The mouse that squeaked.

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The face of doom! Who is he pointing at? Did he choose someone from the media take his job?

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smithinjapan - before the sakura bloom

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the face of "shut up and do what I tell you"....shudder

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I love His hair

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Stimulus to do what!? This was the failed policies from the 90s and 2000s. Build more roads, train tracks, bridges? Control the Central Bank!? Is that really the answer while Sony, Panasonic, Toshiba, Sharp are all getting their clocks cleaned? What about small business initiatives to bring back some of the innovation we saw from Japan after the war? What about pension reform? What about exciting the younger generation with hope instead of how they all see their lives now with a future of being overworked, underpaid salary workers? How about a real talk about Japan's energy needs?

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"Pull my finger!"

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Pull my finger!"

That's not very wise....... he may follow through again !

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"a decade minus 9 years, maybe ( Abe will last )"

Maybe, smith. We'll see, won't we? Sounds like you don't want Abe around...

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