Japan’s 2012 General Election : Yoshihiko Noda

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Motoyahata, Japan – Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihiko Noda waves to voters from atop a truck at Motoyahata, east of Tokyo, on Tuesday, December 11, 2012, during his stumping stop in a cross country campaign for the December 16 general election.

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Noda’s Democratic Party of Japan is trailing the opposition Liberal Democratic Party led by Shinzo Abe, who will be most likely the country’s next prime minister should the LDP win a majority in the 480-seat lower chamber of the Diet. (Photo by Natsuki Sakai/Nippon News)