Shinzo Abe is the face of the old guard in Japan's election race

Shinzo Abe could hold power again (photo:dpa)
Shinzo Abe could hold power again (photo:dpa)

The result of Japan’s general election this month could see the return of former prime minister, Shinzo Abe. But while his traditional approach attracts those who believe he can restore the Japanese economy to its glory days of the 1970s and 1980s, many believe he lacks the vision and new thinking needed to bring Japan into the 21st century.

JAPANESE politician Shinzo Abe, from the conservative Liberal Democratic Party (LDP), has been consistently ahead in the polls leading to the parliamentary elections on December 16, 2012.

But with only 25 per cent of the electorate apparently supporting the LDP, it is highly unlikely that the LDP will win a majori...

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