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FILE - In this June 8, 2012 file photo, protesters shout slogans during an anti-nuclear plant rally in front of the Prime Minister's office in Tokyo shortly after Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda said Japan must restart two nuclear reactors to protect the economy and people's livelihoods in a news conference. More than 20 months after a catastrophic nuclear disaster, massive protests against atomic energy and public opinion polls backing the phase-out of reactors, a pro-nuclear party won Japan’s parliamentary election. The result left anti-nuclear proponents in shock Monday, Dec. 17, struggling to understand how the Liberal Democratic Party not only won, but won in a landslide. (AP Photo/Itsuo Inouye, File)