Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
In his first state visit, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has met with a kindred spirit, Japanese Premier Shinzo Abe. The two leaders, wary of China's glowing clout in Asia, have agreed to strengthen defense ties.
Shinzo Abe, Japan's first PM to visit Sri Lanka in 24 years, agreed to forge stronger maritime links with the island nation in a move analyst Alan Keenan views as partly aimed at countering China's clout in the region.
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.
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