Natsuo Yamaguchi, head of the New Komeito party, speaks during an interview in Tokyo, Japan, on Thursday, Dec. 6, 2012. Japan's Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) should tone down its pledges on inflation targeting and increased defense spending, the party's key ally said ahead of Dec. 16 parliamentary elections the LDP is forecast to win. Photographer: Noriyuki Aida/Bloomberg via Getty Images