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Monday, December 17, 2012

Elections Raise Tension Between Japan And China

Japan's main opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe answers a reporter's question at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday night. The conservative LDP stormed back to power in parliamentary elections Sunday after three years in opposition, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with rival China. (Junji Kurokawa/AP)

Japan’s main opposition Liberal Democratic Party leader Shinzo Abe answers a reporter’s question at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday night. The conservative LDP stormed back to power in parliamentary elections Sunday after three years in opposition, signaling a rightward shift in the government that could further heighten tensions with rival China. (Junji Kurokawa/AP)

There is concern in China over the results of this weekend’s elections in Japan, where the conservative Liberal Democratic Party – which has taken a hard line against China – won.

The BBC’s Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports from Tokyo.


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