Japan PM dissolves parliament; vote set for Dec 16 - Article Photos 8/11

Japan's largest opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe speaks during a press conference in Tokyo, Friday, Nov. 16, 2012 after the lower house of parliament was dissolved. Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda dissolved the lower house of parliament Friday, paving the way for elections in which his ruling party will likely give way to a weak coalition government divided over how to solve Japan's myriad problems. Abe, who had a one-year stint as prime minister in 2006 and 2007, now has a chance to return if the LDP wins the most seats in elections expected in mid December. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)