Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
President Obama has laid a wreath at a memorial in Hiroshima, paying tribute to the victims of the world's first nuclear attack. He has also called for fewer nuclear weapons, but did not apologize for the bombing.
More than 70 years after the end of World War II, the government announces plans to locate and repatriate 1.13 million Japanese who died on battlefields across the Asia-Pacific region. Julian Ryall reports.
Despite dire warnings, Japanese PM Shinzo Abe says he still plans to increase the consumption tax in April 2017. Nonetheless, he has given himself some wiggle room if he needs it. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan's PM Shinzo Abe hints he may call elections for both houses of parliament in an attempt to secure two-thirds majority needed to rewrite the nation's pacifist constitution. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
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