Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been trying to restore "national honor" by changing the historical perspective. Nationalist Abe is expected to maintain this stance on the 70th anniversary of Japan’s capitulation.
Gunmen opposed to President Abed Rabbo Mansour Hadi have attacked the international airport in Aden, exchanging fire with security forces. Hadi had declared the southern city the nation's provisional capital.
The German chancellor has called on Tokyo authorities to resolve the issue of "comfort women" in World War II. On the last day of her official visit, Merkel also met with female representatives from the private sector.
After the killings of two Japanese nationals by "Islamic State," Tokyo is mulling new anti-terror strategies that may see rescue missions by its forces and tighter cooperation with the US, analyst Kristin Surak tells DW.