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Japanese anti-nuclear politician wins regional election

Anti-nuclear candidate Ryuichi Yoneyama has been elected governor of the Japan's Niigata prefecture, where the largest nuclear plant in the world is located,

PM Modi congratulates Japan PM on election victory

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday congratulated his counterpart Shinzo Abe on being re-elected for a third term as the Prime Minister of Japan and said he looks forward to continuing to work closely with him to strengthen the bilateral ties.

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Japan heads to polls with Abe on course to retain power

Voters began casting ballots in Japan on Sunday for a general election likely to return Prime Minister Shinzo Abe to power, and billed as a referendum on his economic policy.

Japan`s Abe may call snap election next month: Reports

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could call a snap election for next month, two years early, with a plan to boost his support by delaying another scheduled tax hike, reports said Wednesday.

Europe still sleeping even as Japan, Britain stir

The single-currency area, which makes up about 20 percent of the global economy, has been shrinking since the fourth quarter of 2011.

Japanese stocks lead Asia up after Abe's victory

But his resounding victory has also raised worries that he could shift focus to a nationalist agenda instead.

Japan PM Shinzo Abe wins upper house election

Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe won majority in the upper house election on Sunday, cementing his grip on power and setting the stage for Japan`s first stable government since the charismatic Junichiro Koizumi left office in 2006.

Candidates make final appeal in Japan election

Candidates for upper house of Japan`s parliament made final campaign pushes, day before elections that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe`s ruling coalition is expected to easily win as economy picks up steam.