From the department of complete lack of surprises: the LDP has apparently won the Japanese election. It seems that 3 years of DPJ rule was more than enough, and the people want the real Govt back again. The new PM is one of the dismal failures who briefly led the country about 6 years ago, back for another bite at the cherry. But don't worry, if you don't like this leader, there'll be another one along soon enough.
Main manifesto promises are: even more concreting over the countryside, and increased patriotism. Let's beautiful Japan!