Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
The talks between Japanese PM Shinzo Abe and Chinese President Xi Jinping suggest both countries are attempting to rebuild ties soured by territorial and historical disputes. But analysts warn that many hurdles remain.
Japan and China say they want to work on improving bilateral ties that have been troubled by a territorial row and regional rivalry. Media reports even speak of a possible first summit between the countries' leaders.
The APEC summit is over and the most important lesson is: from now on Asians want to solve their problems themselves - without the help of the West, says DW columnist Frank Sieren.
In what looks to be the biggest setback for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to date, the trade and justice ministers have resigned on the same day. The two women are accused of political misdeeds.
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