Former governor of Tokyo Shintaro Ishihara
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Right wing parties on the rise in Japan

The campaign to elect Japan's next government has begun.

If the ruling democratic party is defeated, it would lead to the appointment of Japan's seventh prime minister in six years.

Opinion polls show support for right wing nationalist parties is building.

Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.

  • 03 Dec 2012
  • From the section Asia