Thursday, December 13, 2012

Shinzo Abe Of Liberal Democratic Party Makes Street Speech

Former Prime Minister and leader of Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Shinzo Abe waves to supporters from his car during an election campaign on December 13, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. Japanese voters will go to the polls for a general election on December 16, 2012. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)
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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Kobe Luminarie 2012

People admire the Kobe Luminarie illuminations on December 6, 2012 in Kobe, Japan. Some 200,000 electric bulbs are lit up for the annual Japanese illumination event which begun in 1995 to commemorate the victims of the Hanshin Awaji Great Earthquake and this year will take place from December 6 - 17. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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Tuesday, December 4, 2012

General Election Campaign Officially Begins

Japan Restoration Party leader former Tokyo Govener Shintaro Ishihara (3rd L) speaks to voters as deputy leader Osaka Mayor Toru Hashimoto (3rd R) looks from the roof of a campagin car during their official election party campaign for the upcoming lower house election on December 4, 2012 in Osaka, Japan. Japanese vote in the general election on December 16. (Photo by Buddhika Weerasinghe)

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