As Japanese head to the polls Sunday, Shinzo Abe is expected to become Japan's prime minister for the second time.
The election takes place as nationalistic rhetoric is on the rise, and while the country remains locked in a bitter dispute with its chief rival, China, over islands both countries claim.
'Pride And Honor'
The battle over the islands heated up last summer.
In mid-August, boats filled with about 150 Japanese activists approached one of the islands, part of a chain that the Japanese call Senkaku; the Chinese, Diaoyu.