Japanese election: LDP's Shinzo Abe vows tough China line
16 December 2012 Last updated at 21:47 GMT
Japan's right-wing Liberal Democratic Party is set to form a government, after a dramatic comeback in Sunday's general election, barely three years after it suffered a historic defeat.
The LDP's leader, Shinzo Abe, has promised voters economic recovery after two decades of slump.
But his victory could raise tensions with China, as a territorial dispute over islands claimed by both countries was at the heart of the party's campaign.
From Tokyo, Rupert Wingfield-Hayes reports.