Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to a reporter's question in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, July 21, 2013. Abe's ruling coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament in elections, media projected, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. A sign at left reads: "Liberal Democratic Party." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)

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Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to a reporter's question in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, July 21, 2013. Abe's ruling coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament in elections, media projected, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. A sign at left reads: "Liberal Democratic Party." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe listens to a reporter's question in front of red rosettes on the names of his Liberal Democratic Party's winning candidates during ballot counting for the upper house elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo Sunday, July 21, 2013. Abe's ruling coalition won a majority in the upper house of Parliament in elections, media projected, giving it control of both chambers and a mandate to press ahead with difficult economic reforms. A sign at left reads: "Liberal Democratic Party." (AP Photo/Shizuo Kambayashi)
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