Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau arrived in Washington DC Monday and met with US President Donald Trump. The two leaders were to discuss free trade and, potentially, immigration.
Abe's Pearl Harbor speech has been well received in Japan, where most people expressed the opinion that it struck the right balance of regret that the Pacific war occurred, but offered no apologies. Julian Ryall reports.
Japan and Russia, for a long time, have been looking for a way to save face, while ending a decades-long territorial dispute over the Kuril Islands in the Northern Pacific.
Fulfilling his campaign promise, President Trump has pulled the US out of the ambitious free trade deal negotiated by his predecessor Obama. Analysts view China as the prime beneficiary of the US' abandonment of TPP.
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