Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech Sunday in Tokyo as Emperor Akihito, third from right, and Empress Michiko, second from right, listen during a ceremony marking the day Japan recovered its sovereignty under the San Francisco Peace treaty in 1952. Itsuo Inouye/AP hide caption

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Japan's major opposition Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) Secretary-General Shigeru Ishiba adds a rosette on the name of one of those elected in parliamentary elections at the party headquarters in Tokyo on Sunday. Junji Kurokawa/AP hide caption

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Exit Polls Suggest Japanese Opposition Party Victory

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Protesters marched in front of the Japanese Embassy in Beijing today. They carried a banner declaring: "We are proud of China's rise. We resolutely oppose Japan's rightist forces." Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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China Ratchets Up The Rhetoric In Island Spat With Japan

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Protesters march outside the Japanese Embassy in Beijing on Saturday. Tension escalated, sometimes to violence, in cities across China after Japan bought the disputed islands from a private Japanese owner. Louisa Lim/NPR hide caption

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Katsuya Takahashi, the last fugitive connected to the 1995 sarin attack on Tokyo's subway system, after his arrest today. Jiji Press/AFP/Getty Images hide caption

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