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Newly appointed Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe bows to conclude his first press conference at his official residence in Tokyo on December 26, 2012. The powerful lower house named the 58-year-old as the country's new leader following a resounding national election victory for Abe's Liberal Democratic Party earlier this month over the booted Democratic Party of Japan (DPJ).    AFP PHOTO / TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA        (Photo credit should read TOSHIFUMI KITAMURA/AFP/Getty Images) Toshifumi Kitamura/AFP/Getty