Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition won a comfortable majority in the upper house of parliament.
British Prime Minister Theresa May has arrived in Japan in an effort to consolidate differing Brexit interests. The UK wants to lay the groundwork for a future trade deal, but Japan has other concerns.
The word's third-largest economy has grown by a much stronger rate than expected by analysts, fresh figures from the government have shown. The expansion came on the back of stronger domestic demand.
As the nation marks the 72nd anniversary of its surrender at the end of World War II, there are still many here who insist that Japan acted honorably throughout the conflict. Julian Ryall reports from Tokyo.
Japan's prime minister changes tactic to focus on joint economic development of the contested territories instead of the remote possibility of the return of islands seized by Soviet forces in 1945. Julian Ryall reports.
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