Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
Japanese premier Shinzo Abe has completed a rare trip to Australia. Prime Minister Tony Abbot has denied that closer links to Tokyo will upset Australia's large parallel trade ties with China.
PM Shinzo Abe's Cabinet has endorsed plans to allow Japan's military to help defend other nations. Jeremy Yellen talks to DW about the implications of one of the biggest changes in Japan's security policy since WWII.
The US is stepping up efforts to defend Japan against threats from North Korea and China. Several disputed islands in the South and East China Sea have the potential to threaten the stability of the entire region.
The Japanese prime minister has told the World Economic Forum in Davos that Asia needs military restraint to boost economic growth. Abe's keynote speech kicked off the four-day gathering in Switzerland.
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