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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,

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.