They're baaaack. After warming the opposition bench for more than three years, the Liberal Democratic Party has returned to power, hungrier and more eager than ever to rule.

True, the LDP has a long history and vast experience as the ruling party. But times have changed and the public has already said "no" to them once. Is the LDP really ready or is Japan just inviting more turmoil?

Following is a look at the LDP's past, present and current direction: