Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
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.
The "Islamic State" has posted an online warning that the "countdown has begun" for the group to kill a pair of Japanese hostages. The mother of one of them has made a tearful plea on their behalf.
How has the Fukushima disaster changed Japan? Former PM Naoto Kan talks to DW about the influence of the nuclear industry lobby while criticizing the current government for its push to restart the idled nuclear reactors.
The purported beheading of high-profile Japanese journalist Kenji Goto has prompted a sharp response from the Japanese government. Prime Minister Abe has vowed to help bring the "Islamic State" killers to justice.
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