Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader, and Head of Japan's Party of Hope and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attend a debate session in Tokyo

Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who is also ruling Liberal Democratic Party leader, and Head of Japan’s Party of Hope and Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike attend a debate session in Tokyo

The prayers are working? Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Yuriko Koike, his main rival in the October 22 election, attend a debate at the Japan National Press Club in Tokyo, Japan, October 8, 2017. Reuters/Kim Kyung-Hoon

October 10, 2017 10:19 AM (UTC+8)